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Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) average, (b) shortest and (c) longest tour interval for the (i) RAF Field Regiment, (ii) RAF Rapier, (iii) RAF Biological Detection and (iv) Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment squadron was in the last five years. 
(i) RAF Regiment Field Squadrons are:
|Number of months|
(ii) RAF Rapier. The RAF Rapier role was transferred to the Army in 2007 and the Squadrons disbanded or became field regiments. The squadron tour intervals between 2007 and 2004 are:
|Number of months|
(iii) RAF Biological Detection. The unit has not been deployed as a formed unit since 2003.
(iv) Royal Auxiliary Air Force Regiment do not deploy as a formed unit but augment Regiment Squadrons in Theatre when required.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of personnel serving with (a) each RAF Field Regiment and (b) each RAF aircraft type exceed the level set out in harmony guidelines. 
|Personnel breaching unit harmony guidelines (percentage)|
|(1) Refers to all RAF regiment personnel|
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of flights (a) to and (b) from operational theatres have been (i) cancelled and (ii) delayed in each year since 2007; what the (A) location and (B) destination was of each such delayed flight; and what the (1) the length of time of and (2) reason for the delay was of each such delayed flight. 
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Defence Dental Service officers were based (a) in the UK and (b) abroad, including those deployed on operations, in each of the last five years. 
No civilian dental practitioners are deployed on operations. The uniformed defence dental service officers deployed on operations are drawn from the total cadre based in the UK and abroad as provided in the table. The numbers deployed on operations overseas in each calendar year were:
|Number of operations|
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) longest and (b) average period of time taken to make repairs to a forces accommodation property after a call-out was in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Vector armoured vehicles have been bought by his Department since 2006; and how many such vehicles have been deployed in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq; 
Mr. Quentin Davies: A number of Mastiff tranche 2 vehicles have already deployed to Afghanistan, however, none have deployed to Iraq. Details of the numbers deployed to Afghanistan are being withheld for reasons of operational security.
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Current inflow and outflow information for the Army is not segregated by infantry battalions and is only provided as an overall Army level due to the ongoing validation of data following the implementation of the new JPA system. Historical flow information broken down by each Infantry Battalion is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
However, the inflow and outflow to the trained strength of the total Army can be found in Table 4 and 6 of Tri-Service Publication 4, UK Armed Forces Quarterly Manning Report. This can be found at the following link:
Information on outflow and voluntary outflow from each service in the last three years broken down by length of service of armed forces personnel is currently unavailable and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
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|(1) Figures are rounded and exclude Gurkhas.|
As at 1 April, Infantry Fit for Task (interpreted as Fit to Deploy) strength, excluding 1 Para and 1 Rifles, was 18,995. Fit for Task figures for other Corps are not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
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