posted on Jan, 20 2003 @ 11:27 AM
Up to 30,000 UK ground troops are being sent to the Gulf in preparation for possible action against Iraq, Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has told MPs.
The defence secretary detailed the deployment which will include 120 Challenger tanks and 150 Warrior armoured personnel carriers during a statement
in the Commons.
UK troops in the Gulf
Royal Navy Task Group has set sail
Personnel include Royal Marines from 3 Commando Brigade
Headquarters 1 (UK) Armoured Division
Support from the Desert Rats
16 Air Assault Brigade
102 Logistics Brigade
Up to 30,000 members of the UK forces will be deployed
120 Challenger tanks
150 Warrior armoured personnel carriers.