Military Aid: Armed Forces

(asked on 22nd November 2021) - View Source

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK Armed Forces are deployed in response to Military Aid to the Civil Authorities requests; and in what capacity any such forces are deployed.

Answered by
Baroness Goldie Portrait
Baroness Goldie
This question was answered on 6th December 2021

As of 6 December 2021, there were circa.1,336 Service personnel deployed on 19 MACA tasks. These tasks range from: personnel supporting local communities affected by Storm Arwen in the North of the UK; medical personnel in support to the NHS in Scotland; drivers assisting the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust; personnel supporting the COVID-19 vaccination programme across the UK; fuel tanker drivers to ensure the continuity of fuel supplies around the UK; and defence driving examiners supporting the Department for Transport.

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