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Navy Command FOI Section 
Navy Command Headquarters 
MP 1-4, Leach Building 
 
Whale Island 
PORTSMOUTH 
PO2 8BY 
 
 
FOI2020/13724/13725/13726 
E-mail: 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx  
 
 
 
 
 
Mr J Zacchi 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
 
 
 
12 January 2021 
 
  
Dear Mr Zacchi, 
 
Release of Information  
As previously advised by the Ministry of Defence, reference FOI2020/13258 dated 10 
December 2020, your requests on the subject of organisational structures and locations 
have been aggregated and the exemption at Section 12(4) (cost of compliance exceeds 
appropriate limit) of the Freedom of Information Act (the Act) has been applied. It is 
understood that you have since contacted the Information Rights team and requested an 
independent internal review of this decision.  
Navy Command has received three requests from you on the subject of ‘organisations and 
locations’ in the last 60 working days. The Ministry of Defence has also received 75 similar 
requests which we suspect to have come from individuals working in concert with each 
other and yourself. Due to the large number of requests received, a list is attached at 
Annex A. 
Under the Appropriate Limit and Fees Regulations, public authorities are able to 
aggregate two or more requests where they relate to any extent, to the same or similar 
information provided certain conditions are met. These are where requests: 
• 
Are made by one person, or by different persons who appear to the public 
authority to be acting in concert or in pursuance of a campaign. 
• 
Are received within any period of 60 consecutive working days. 
Under Section 12(4) of the Act, provided these conditions are met, the Department is 
permitted to regard the estimated cost of complying with any of the requests to be the 
estimated total cost of complying with all of them for the purpose of considering whether 
complying with the request would exceed the appropriate limit. 
We are therefore applying exemption at Section 12(4) to these requests for information 
about organisational structures and locations as they were all received within a period 
of less than 60 consecutive working days. 

It has been estimated that the cost of complying with these requests aggregated under 
the Fees Regulations as explained above would exceed the appropriate limit and 
therefore under the terms of Section 12 of the Act, we are not obliged to comply. The 
appropriate limit is specified in regulations and for central government this is set at £600. 
This represents the estimated cost of one person spending three and a half working days 
in determining whether the Department holds the information, locating, retrieving and 
extracting it. 
 
The MOD may be able to provide information requested if you reduce or refine your 
request to bring the cost of compliance under the limit however, I must advise that any 
future requests on the same subject could also be aggregated under Section 12(4) if 
they are received within 60 working days.  
 
Should this situation change, we will contact you accordingly.  
If you have any queries regarding the content of this letter, please contact this office in 
the first instance. If you wish to complain about the handling of your request, or the 
content of this response, you can request an independent internal review by contacting 
the Information Rights Compliance team, Ground Floor, MOD Main Building, Whitehall, 
SW1A 2HB (e-mail xxxxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx). Please note that any request for an 
internal review should be made within 40 working days of the date of this response. 
If you remain dissatisfied following an internal review, you may raise your complaint directly 
to the Information Commissioner under the provisions of Section 50 of the Freedom of 
Information Act. Please note that the Information Commissioner will not normally 
investigate your case until the MOD internal review process has been completed. The 
Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information Commissioner’s Office, 
Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. Further details of the role and 
powers of the Information Commissioner can be found on the Commissioner's website at 
https://ico.org.uk/.  
 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
Navy Command Secretariat – FOI Section 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANNEX A  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
to  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FOI2020/13724/13725/13726 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
dated 12 January 2021 
 
 
Collation of Freedom of Information Requests on the Subject of Organisations and 
Locations of the Ministry of Defence: 
 
On 13 October 2020 under FOI2020/11417, the following was requested: 
 
‘With reference to FO2020/07654, who has succeeded Air Commodore (now Air Vice 
Marshal) A P T Smith as Head [of] Carrier Enabled Power Projection (CEPP) after August 
2020 or is the position still gapped?’ 
 
 
On 15 October 2020 under FOI2020/11520, the following was requested: 
 
‘Can I ask who has succeeded Rear-Admiral Paul Methven as Director Submarines 
Acquisition after September 2020?’ 
 
 
On 16 October 2020 under FOI2020/11635, the following was requested: 
 
‘1) Who is Director Finance under Defence Digital and what are the appointments and their 
names reporting to Director Finance? 
 
2) What are the appointments reporting to Director Military Digitalisation and their names? 
 
3) What are the appointments reporting to Director Digital Enablement and their names ? 
 
4) What are the appointments reporting to Director Defensive Cyber and Risk and their 
names ? 
 
Under Executive Director Defence Digital Service Delivery & Operations, 
 
5) What are the appointments reporting to Director Operations and their names ? 
 
7) What are the appointments reporting to Director Service Delivery Intelligence and 
Expeditionary Service and their names ? 
 
8) What are the appointments reporting to Director Delivery Core Information Services and 
their names ? 
 
9) What are the appointments and their names reporting to Director Commercial?’ 
 
 
On 20 October 2020 under FOI2020/11702, the following was requested: 
 
‘A MOD Press release mentions that Major-General David Eastman, Commander Regional 
Command is also 'Commander Standing Joint Command (UK) ' see 
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1) Is this correct as previously mentioned, Commander Home Command was mentioned as 
' Standing Joint Commander (UK)' in a Medium MOD post see 
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2) What date did Commander Home Command transfer the role ofCommander Standing 
Joint Command (UK) to Commander Regional Command? 
 
Brigadier Leigh Tingey was mentioned to be appointed in a role under the Field Army see 
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3) What appointment does Brigadier Alexander Potts, previous Chief of Staff Regional 
Command and StandingJoint Command UK now hold?’ 
 
On 21 October 2020 under FOI2020/11779, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you provide the numbers of female OR-8s and OR-9 British Armed Forces personnel 
as of September 2020 or the earlier date you have the data? 
 
By OR-8 I mean Warrant Officer 2 (British Army), by OR-9 I mean Warrant Officer 1 (Royal 
Navy), Warrant Officer 1 (British Army) and Warrant Officer and Master Aircrew (Royal Air 
Force). I wish to include both active and reservist including Full time Reserve Service 
female personnel. I wish to dis-include transgender female numbers and any honorary OR-
8s and OR-9s.’ 
 
On 23 October 2020 under FOI2020/11854, the following was requested: 
 
‘Who has succeeded Air Commodore R C Maddison as Deputy Commander NATO Air 
Command Afghanistan, Headquarters OP Resolute Support after August 2020 or has this 
passed to a NATO officer?’ 
 
On 23 October 2020 under FOI2020/11899, the following was requested: 
 
 

 
‘Could you state if there were any Royal Navy or Royal Marines units or personnel sent to 
participate or observe in the US-led RIMPAC 2020 exercise, if so, can you provide the 
numbers of personnel and name of units sent?’ 
On 27 October 2020, under FOI2020/11947, the following was requested: 
 
‘Is Brigadier Graham W. Fletcher still Chief Operating Officer Defence Digital formerly Chief 
Operating Officer Information Systems and Services ? If not who is the COO and what 
appointment does Brigadier Fletcher hold?’ 
 
On 27 October 2020, under FOI2020/11949, the following was requested: 
 
‘Can I ask what are the present appointments of the following British Army Major-Generals: 
 
Major-General Felix Gedney 
 
Major-General Andrew Harrison, former Deputy Advisor, Ministry of the Interior, 
Afghanistan, after May 2020 
 
Major-General Stephen McMahon, former Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (Defence 
Engagement), after August 2020 
 
Major-General Stephen Potter, former Director Reserves Army Headquarters’ 
 
On 27 October 2020, under FOI2020/11958, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could I ask what are the current appointments of the following senior RAF officers: 
 
1) Air Vice-Marshal Simon Rochelle, former Chief of Staff Capability, after April 2020 
 
2) Air Vice-Marshal Warren James, former AOC 22 Group, after August 2020 
 
3) Air Commodore Alistair J. Seymour 
 
4) Air Commodore Dean R. Andrew 
 
5) Air Commodore Suzanne N. Perkins former Chief of Staff - British Forces Cyprus 
 
6) Air Commodore James E. Linter former Air Attache Washington, after September 2020’ 
 
On 27 October 2020, under FOI2020/11966, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could I ask what are the current appointments of the following senior Royal Navy officers: 
 
1) Commodore Henry Duffy, former Defence Attache, Oman 
 
2) Surgeon Commodore Stuart Millar former Head Medical Operational Capability 
 
With regards to the Navy Directory 2019, 
 
3) What exact appointment does Brigadier James Maybery hold at Navy Command HQ? 
 
What present appointment does Brigadier Simon Scott hold; is he still at HQ 
COMBRITFOR, Afghanistan?’ 
 

 
 
On 29 October 2020, under FOI2020/12052, the following was requested: 
 
‘Hello, as far as I'm aware after Army 2020 there are 4 Army Training Units (ATUs), ATU 
North based in Strensall (detachment in Altcar, former NW ATU), ATU Northern Ireland in 
Ballykinler, ATU Scotland in Edinburgh, and ATU West in Exeter with a Wales detachment 
in Cardiff. 
So, my questions is; 
1) Can you advise of these ATUs still exist or have been disbanded. 
2) What are the roles of ATUs and which command/units are they placed under themselves 
3) Have any changes occurred since Army 2020 in relation to the ATUs’ 
 
On 29 October 2020, under FOI2020/12053, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise (for all services or MoD services) the units/commands (or links where I 
could find this information) for the current overseas postings: 
1) British Forces Gibraltar 
2) British Forces South Atlantic Islands 
3) British Forces Cyprus 
4) British Forces Belize 
5) British Forces Brunei 
6) British Forces British Indian Ocean Territories 
7) British Army Training Unit Suffield 
8) British Army Training Unit Kenya 
9) British Army Training and Support Unit Belize 
10) Kabul Protection Unit 
11) NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (if any permanent deployed units) 
 
I understand as per protection, some of this information might be exempt, so in that cause 
you could re-direct me to where I might be able to find some of this information?’ 
 
On 31 October 2020, under FOI2020/12133, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise the following (or information is available elsewhere a link would work 
too): 
 
1) The current AECs (Army Education Centres) and their numbers 
2) Those AECs above, their location and their subordination (if allowed to disclose this 
information)’ 
 
On 2 November 2020, under FOI2020/12100, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise or provide a document/link for the current dislocation of RHQs for the 
British Army's Infantry Branch?’ 
 
On 3 November 2020, under FOI2020/12135, the following was requested: 
 
‘With regards to 'How Defence Works' page 28, who is the 'Director Development' or 
'Director Develop' as stated in the chart? Please state rank and name - full name if possible’ 
 
On 3 November 2020, under FOI2020/12141, the following was requested: 
 
 

 
‘Hello, as far as I'm aware after Army 2020 there are 4 Army Training Units (ATUs), ATU 
North based in Strensall (detachment in Altcar, former NW ATU), ATU Northern Ireland in 
Ballykinler, ATU Scotland in Edinburgh, and ATU West in Exeter with a Wales detachment 
in Cardiff. 
So, my questions is; 
1) Can you advise of these ATUs still exist or have been disbanded. 
2) What are the roles of ATUs and which command/units are they placed under themselves 
3) Have any changes occurred since Army 2020 in relation to the ATUs’ 
 
On 3 November 2020, under FOI2020/12143, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise or provide a document/link for the current dislocation of RHQs for the 
British Army's Infantry Branch?’ 
 
On 3 November 2020, under FOI2020/12147, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise (for all services or MoD services) the units/commands (or links where I 
could find this information) for the current overseas postings: 
1) British Forces Gibraltar 
2) British Forces South Atlantic Islands 
3) British Forces Cyprus 
4) British Forces Belize 
5) British Forces Brunei 
6) British Forces British Indian Ocean Territories 
7) British Army Training Unit Suffield 
8) British Army Training Unit Kenya 
9) British Army Training and Support Unit Belize 
10) Kabul Protection Unit 
11) NATO Enhanced Forward Presence (if any permanent deployed units) 
 
I understand as per protection, some of this information might be exempt, so in that cause 
you could re-direct me to where I might be able to find some of this information?’ 
 
On 5 November 2020, under FOI2020/12238, the following was requested: 
 
‘What appointment does Commodore Christopher Cook - promoted 2/11/20 
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/63164/supplement/18602 - hold?’ 
 
On 6 November 2020, under FOI2020/12286, the following was requested: 
 
‘Clarification: 
I can advise by "numbers" I mean like 43 AEC or 41 AEC, etc. And by "subordination", yes 
I'm referring to their higher organisation. 
 
Original: 
Could you advise the following (or information is available elsewhere a link would work too): 
1) The current AECs (Army Education Centres) and their numbers 
2) Those AECs above, their location and their subordination (if allowed to disclose this 
information)’ 
 
On 12 November 2020, under FOI2020/12443, the following was requested: 
 
 

 
‘What exact title does Air Vice-Marshal Alastair Reid hold at Defence Medical Services? Is it 
Defence Medical Director as per 
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p;reserved=0 ? If he is Surgeon General, is he Surgeon General of the Defence Medical 
Services or Surgeon General of the Armed Forces?’ 
 
On 12 November 2020, under FOI2020/12444, the following was requested: 
 
‘Does the appointment Director Medical Capability (Army) or Director of Medical Capability 
(Army) still exist? If so, who is the current appointment holder - please state rank and full 
name if possible’ 
 
On 16 November 2020, under FOI2020/12523, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise the status of the new "Strike" ISTAR companies? In a post from 3 
RIFLES, an "ISTAR Company" was deploying as part of training for the new Strike concept. 
Can you confirm this, or expand on what I might be getting confused with something else 
here. Link to my reference: 
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On 16 November 2020, under FOI2020/12534, the following was requested: 
 
‘Can you advise if any units have changed/moved since OrBat request in November 2018, 
provided here: 
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On 16 November 2020, under FOI2020/12599, the following was requested: 
 
 

 
‘Could you advise which units (since OP Toral started) have deployed on operations, and 
what time-frame. I have not been able to find any information on this, but if there are other 
links available that would be greatfull also!’ 
 
 
On 18 November 2020, under FOI2020/12677, the following was requested: 
 
‘Which higher commands do the following commanders report to? 
 
1) Commandant General Royal Marines 
 
2) Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland 
 
3) Flag Officer Reserves - does this post still exist? 
 
4) Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Capability) 
 
5) Assistant Chief of the Naval Staff (Submarines) 
 
6) Chief of Staff, Integrated Change Programme 
 
7) Medical Director-General (Naval) 
 
8) Commander/Commanding Officer Admiralty Interview Board 
 
9) Commanding Officer Naval Careers Service 
 
10) Commanding OfficerNaval Education Service 
 
11) Director Naval Nursing Service 
 
12) Head of the Naval Nursing Service’ 
 
On 19 November 2020, under FOI2020/12713, the following was requested: 
 
‘With respect to FOI2020/12238, is Air Commodore David Rowland still at Defence Digital 
since Commodore Christopher Cook took the appointment of Head Strategy and Planning , 
which was Air Commodore David Rowland's post? 
 
If he is no longer at Defence Digital, what appointment does Air Commodore David 
Rowland now hold?’ 
 
On 19 November 2020, under FOI2020/12729, the following was requested: 
 
‘With respect to FOI 2020/11949, where you stated "Major-General Andrew 
Harrison...Became Senior British Military Advisor, United States Central Command on 16 
Sep 2020." 
 
What appointment does Major-General Simon Humphrey now hold since Major-General 
Andrew Harrison took his former appointment?’ 
 
On 20 November 2020, under FOI2020/12785, the following was requested: 
 
 

 
‘I am asking if the Royal Navy's Carrier Strike Group and Littoral Strike Group have 
corresponding Executive Warrant Officers (EWOs) or Senior Enlisted Leaders or the Royal 
Navy's corresponding term for both groups? 
 
I do not refer to the EWO of the aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of 
Wales or the EWO or HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark but a senior EWO or corresponding 
term on the staff of the commanders of both groups.’ 
 
On 20 November 2020, under FOI2020/12790, the following was requested:  
 
‘With reference to this link, https://twitter.com/anglicanspb/status/1222238092515561472 
 
When was Commodore John Freeman promoted to Commodore? 
 
When was he appointed as Defence Attache to Moscow, Russia? 
 
Amended 30/11/2020 
I meant Commodore John Foreman, apologies.’ 
 
On 23 November 2020, under FOI2020/12847, the following was requested: 
 
‘Who has succeeded Commodore Stephen Pearson as Head Defence Maritime Regulator 
after October 2020? https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-pearson-b3a3681a/’ 
 
On 23 November 2020, under FOI2020/12853, the following was requested: 
 
‘With reference to FOI2019/08527, 
 
Is BDS Eastern Europe 1) Commodore Tim Woods and 2) also British defence attache to 
Ukraine?’ 
 
On 23 November 2020, under FOI2020/12869, the following was requested: 
 
‘Who has succeeded Brigadier S. T. Hutchings as Head, Customer Support Team, Defence 
Infrastructure Organisation?’ 
 
On 23 November 2020, under FOI2020/12880, the following was requested: 
 
‘With reference to FOI2020/12238 and FOI2020/12713, 
 
If Commodore Christopher Cook is Head, Strategy and Planning, Defence Digital as per 
FOI2020/12238 and Air Commodore David Rowland is still at Defence Digital as stated in 
FOI2020/12713, 
 
What appointment does Air Commodore David Rowland now hold at Defence Digital? 
 
Is Commodore Christopher Cook exactly Head, Strategy and Planning? 
 
Please clarify,’ 
 
On 24 November 2020, under FOI2020/12894, the following was requested: 
 
 

 
‘With respect to this news release https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-
activity/news/2020/november/20/20201120-sentinel-command , 
 
Who has replaced Commodore Craig Wood as Commander, Surface Flotilla? 
 
What is Commodore Rob Bellfield's next appointment?’ 
On 24 November 2020, under FOI2020/12901, the following was requested: 
 
‘1) a)Who is the post holder for Head or Deputy Director Operational Law and b) when was 
he or she appointed to the post? 
 
2) a)Who is the post holder for Head or Deputy Director Legal Advisory and b) when was he 
or she appointed to the post?’ 
 
On 25 November 2020, under FOI2020/12950, the following was requested: 
 
‘With respect to the British Forces Posts Office Locations list: 
 
"BF1 6DJ OP CATTALO” is mentioned. 
 
What is OP CATTALO?’ 
 
On 26 November 2020, under FOI2020/13032, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise or provide a document/link for the currently location of RHQs for the 
Royal Armoured Corps? (previous request related: Army/Sec/Basing/FOI2020/12143)’ 
 
On 26 November 2020, under FOI2020/13033, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise or provide a document/link for the currently location of Corps HQs for the 
British Army (ie: Royal Engineers, RLC, REME)? (previous request related: 
Army/Sec/Basing/FOI2020/12143)’ 
 
On 27 November 2020, under FOI2020/13061, the following was requested: 
 
‘With reference to the answer in FOI2020/07654, has the post of Military Advisor or Adviser 
to the Jordanian Forces been filled? 
 
If so who is the post holder - please state rank and name and date the officer was 
appointed.’ 
 
On 27 November 2020, under FOI2020/13072, the following was requested: 
 
Can I ask what are the ranks of the defence/military attachés or advisers in the following 
countries as of October 2020, using the NATO OF rank system? 
 
By defence attaches or advisers I mean both the senior defence attaché and the various 
deputy defence attaches and advisers if possible. If you cannot list the deputies and 
assistants, the ranks of the senior defence attaché or adviser will suffice. 
 
East Asia: 
Burma/Myanmar - Is the defence attaché country-based or non-residential accredited 
(NRA)? 
 

 
Cambodia 
China 
Japan 
Laos 
Mongolia - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
 
North Korea/DPRK - Which East Asian capital is the defence attaché located? 
The Philippines - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Timor Leste 
South Asia: 
Afghanistan 
Bangladesh 
Sri Lanka 
Middle East: 
Bahrain 
Israel 
Jordan 
Palestinian Territories 
Qatar 
Syria - Is there a NRA defence attaché? 
UAE 
Yemen - Is there a NRA defence attaché? 
North Africa: 
Algeria 
Libya - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Morocco 
Tunisia - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Africa: 
Angola - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Benin 
Botswana - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Burundi - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Cameroon 
Central African Republic 
Chad 
Congo - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Djibouti - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Ethiopia 
Equatorial Guinea 
Eritrea - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Gabon 
Guinea - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Guinea-Bissau 
Kenya 
Lesotho 
Liberia - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Madagascar 
Malawi - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Mali - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Mauritania - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Mauritius 
Mozambique - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Namibia - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
 

 
Niger 
Nigeria 
Rwanda - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Sao Tome and Principe 
Senegal 
 
Seychelles - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Sierra Leone 
Somalia 
South Africa 
Sudan 
South Sudan 
Swaziland 
Tanzania - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Togo 
The Gambia 
Uganda 
Zambia - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Zimbabwe 
Europe: 
Austria 
Austria (OSCE Mission) 
Belarus - What was the OF rank of the defence attaché before he/she was declared 
persona non grata? 
Bosnia & Herzegovina 
Bulgaria - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Croatia 
Czech Republic 
Estonia 
Finland 
Hungary - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Iceland 
Kosovo - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Latvia 
Liechtenstein 
Malta - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Macedonia 
Moldova - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Montenegro - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Romania 
Russia 
Serbia 
Slovenia - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Slovakia - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Switzerland - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Ukraine - Please just state the OF ranks of the deputy and assistant defence attachés 
Central Asia: 
Armenia - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Azerbaijan - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Georgia 
Kazakhstan 
Tajikistan - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Uzbekistan 
 

 
North America: 
United States - Please just list the number of and ranks of the assistant defence attachés 
UK Mission to the UN Mission in New York 
Caribbean: 
Jamaica 
 
Central America: 
Belize - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Costa Rica 
Cuba - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Dominican Republic 
El Salvador 
Guatemala - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Haiti - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Mexico 
Nicaragua 
Panama 
South America: 
Bolivia 
Brazil 
Chile 
Columbia 
Ecuador 
Guyana - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Paraguay - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Peru - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Suriname 
Uruguay - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA? 
Venezuela - Is the defence attaché country-based or NRA?’ 
 
On 27 November 2020, under FOI2020/13087, the following was requested: 
 
‘Have the following Royal Signal Squadrons been placed in suspended animation or 
disbanded and if so, what date were they placed or disbanded? 
 
211 Signal Squadron 
 
212 Signal Squadron (Was it merged together with 201 Signal Squadron?) 
 
214 Signal Squadron 
 
Land Information Assurance Group (LIAG)’ 
 
On 30 November 2020, under FOI2020/13154, the following was requested: 
 
‘Does the post of Programme Director Defence Support Network formerly held by Air 
Commodore Andy Curtis still exist? If so who is the post holder?’ 
 
On 30 November 2020, under FOI2020/13164, the following was requested: 
 
‘Can I further ask which higher commander does Head of Project Strategy report to in 
Defence Digital?’ 
 
 

 
On 30 November 2020, under FOI2020/13144, the following was requested: 
 
‘How Defence Works version 6.0 states that "Subordinate to CGS are two 3-star 
commanders and one 2-star commander...Commander Joint Helicopter Command." page 
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1) Is Commander Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) under operational command of 
Commander Field Army (CFA) or Chief of the General Staff (CGS) as of November 2020? 
 
2) If Commander JHC is under operational command of CGS, when did the change of 
command between CFA and CGS occur? Please state month and year if possible.’ 
 
On 30 November 2020, under FOI2020/13110, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise the recruiting areas (if assigned one) for each of the regular regiments of 
the Royal Armoured Corps? I'm aware the Yeomanry are regional, therefore I'm asking for 
only the regulars.’ 
 
On 30 November 2020, under FOI2020/13123, the following was requested: 
 
Could you provide either a list (or url/pdf) which provides a list of the current sites 
used/owned by the Ministry of Defence within Scotland. 
 
On 30 November 2020, under FOI2020/13126, the following was requested: 
 
‘1) Could you provide either a list (or url where this information is available) for the current 
units based in (including any moving out/into Scotland) by the end of the year. 
 
2) Could you also also advise if the following units have moved/changed their command 
(command as in what they report to): 
 
2a) 1 MERCIAN (due to move to Weeton Barracks and swap with 2 YORKS?) 
 

 
2b) 2 YORKS (my understanding is they are due to move to Cyprus later this month 
and swap with 1 MERCIAN) 
2c) 1 PWRR 
2d) 1 YORKS (my understanding is they've just moved to Catterick?) 
2e) 1 R ANGLIAN 
2d) Royal Dragoon Guards (my understanding is they have just moved to Warminster?)’ 
On 30 November 2020, under FOI2020/13128, the following was requested: 
 
‘I'm unsure if this information is available, but if not could you provide a list or advise which 
barracks form part of Catterick Garrison. Also, if you could advise which units they are used 
by (if allowed). I understand for security reasons some information can't be provided, so if 
there is somewhere this information has already been listed/provided and can be given to 
me, that would be great too!’ 
 
 
On 1 December 2020, under FOI2020/13258, the following was requested: 
 
‘The latest E-Wire publication https://royalsignals.org/FileTransfer/E-Wire/PDF/19-20/Wire-
Autumn%2020.pdf list 246 (Gurkha) Signal Squadron as under both 1 Signal Regiment and 
2 Signal Regiment, pages 38 and 42. 
 
Similarly in https://royalsignals.org/FileTransfer/E-Wire/PDF/19-20/WireSummer20.pdf page 
38, 41 and https://royalsignals.org/FileTransfer/E-Wire/PDF/19-20/Winter_19_Wire pages 
19 and 24 and https://royalsignals.org/FileTransfer/E-Wire/PDF/19-
20/Autumn%2019%20Wire%20for%20website.pdf pages 21, 23 
 
Can you please clarify which regiment or higher formation 246 Signal Squadron is 
subordinate to or reports to?’ 
 
On 3 December 2020, under FOI2020/13350, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise which 1* (or 2* if applicable) each of the below units are: 
1) Currently subordinated to 
and 
2) their future (if changing) future command. 
 
1) KRH 
2) HCR 
3) RL (Royal Lancers) 
4) RDG 
5) RWY 
6) 1 SCOTS GDS 
7) 1 SCOTS 
8) 4 SCOTS 
9) 2 LANCS 
10) 1 YORKS 
11) 3 RIFLES 
12) 103 REME 
13) 104 REME 
14) 105 REME’ 
 
On 4 December 2020, under FOI2020/13365, the following was requested: 
 
 

 
‘May I ask what exactly is Air Commodore Jonathan Burr's current appointment after his 
appointment as Head, Military Strategic Effects in 2015?’ 
 
 
 
 
On 4 December 2020, under FOI2020/13375, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you provide a list/document which shows all current army 
Garrisons/Stations/Camps?’ 
 
On 8 December 2020, under FOI2020/13481, the following was requested: 
 
‘May I ask what exactly is Brigadier George Macintosh's current appointment at the MOD as 
according to the Welsh Guards Magazine 
2019https://www.welshguardscharity.co.uk/sites/default/files/journals/2020-
04/Welsh%20Guards%20Magazine%202019_FINAL_LR.pdf ?’ 
 
On 9 December 2020, under FOI2020/13530, the following was requested: 
 
‘1) Who succeeded Rear-Admiral Jim Highman as Director, Ships Support Transformation 
and Chief Naval Engineer after Rear-Admiral Higham moved to DE&S? 
 
2) With reference to the answer to FOI2020/09845 part 1, has the appointment of Flag 
Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland (FOSNI) been filled or still interimly held by 
Commodore Antsey? https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-
activity/news/2020/october/09/091020queen-birthday-honours’
 
 
On 9 December 2020, under FOI2020/13562, the following was requested: 
 
‘Who has replaced Captain, now Commodore Ian Groom as HMS Prince of Wales Client 
Director and Acceptance Authority as through FOI2020/12847 I understand he is now Head 
Defence Maritime Regulator? Or has this appointment been removed?’ 
 
On 9 December 2020, under FOI2020/13567, the following was requested: 
 
‘1) Is 8 Engineer Brigade's CIS Troop part of the Royal Engineers or Royal Signals, and 
could you provide their current location 
 
2) Does 38th (Irish) Brigade and the SIG have a separate signal troop, or just RCS 
personnel attached to their HQ? 
 
3) Could you clarify the following; is 13 Signal Regiment due to move to 1 ISR Bde in the 
future? Or will it remain under 1 Signal Brigade? According to this FOI(A): 
Army/Sec/21/02/FOI2019/06365, 13 Signal Regiment was due to come under 1 ISR Bde. 
 
4) Could you advise if the ARRC Military Police Battalion is still active, and could you 
confirm this battalion is under 1 (UK) Signal Bde?’ 
 
On 9 December 2020, under FOI2020/13568, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you provide a list of the current RAF Cadet wings, along with the groups they report 
to (if available), and those wing's current squadrons and locations? I understand this is a 
 

 
lost to request, so if this information has already been provided or can be viewed anywhere 
else, that would work too.’ 
 
 
 
 
On 15 December 2020, under FOI2020/13718, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise the current MoD services/units (mod, not army)/organisations based at 
Catterick Garrison.’ 
 
On 15 December 2020, under FOI2020/13720, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise the current MoD services/units (mod, not army)/organisations based 
wihtin Scotland.’ 
 
On 15 December 2020, under FOI2020/13721, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise the current MoD services/units (mod, not army)/organisations based at 
Tidworth Garrison.’ 
 
On 15 December 2020, under FOI2020/13723, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise the current MoD services/units (mod, not army)/organisations based at 
Colchester Garrison.’ 
 
On 15 December 2020, under FOI2020/13724, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could advise the current ships/organisations/services, etc. of the Royal Navy based within 
HMNB Faslane.’ 
 
On 15 December 2020, under FOI2020/13725, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise the current standing squadrons/flotillas/commands/groups, etc of the 
Royal Navy currently active.’ 
 
On 15 December 2020, under FOI2020/13726, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you advise the current: 
 
A) Current Royal Navy Reserve units (and their size/command they report to) 
 
B) Current Royal Marines Reserve units (and their size/command they report to) 
 
C) Any other reserve units of the Royal Navy/Royal Marines which don't fall into the above 
category (for example; any commands)’ 
 
On 16 December 2020, under FOI2020/13209, the following was requested: 
 
‘I would like to alter my FOI request ref FOI2020/13209. I would like to eliminate question 1) 
since RADM Lower's appointment was mentioned on the Royal Navy's website. 
 
My altered FOI request is 
 

 
 
"1) Who has replaced Rear-Admiral Iain Lower as  Head of Strategic Engagement, Naval 
Staff? 
 
2) What new or future appointment does Major-General Gwyn Jenkins now hold? 
 
3) What appointment does Brigadier Alan Lister hold? 
Ref   https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/63191/supplement/20334’ 
 
On 17 December 2020, under FOI2020/13831, the following was requested: 
 
‘What is the next or future appointment for Lieutenant -General Giles Hill , now that he 
handed over command of the post Deputy Commander, Resolute Support reference 
https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_180167.htm’ 
 
On 24 December 2020, under FOI2020/13983, the following was requested: 
 
‘Could you provide a list of the following: 
 
1) Current Wings of the RAF Regiment 
2) The squadrons of the regiment and their higher command 
3) Current Location of the Wings/Squadrons 
 
And finally, if possible could you advise which group these wings reports to overall.’ 
 
On 29 December 2020, under FOI2020/14007, the following was requested: 
 
‘Who has succeeded Commodore M. P. Robinson as Head Submarines In-Service as 
Commodore Robinson is listed retired on the London Gazette 
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/63216/supplement/21991? ‘ 
 
On 29 December 2020, under FOI2020/14011, the following was requested: 
 
‘What exact appointment does Air Commodore D. A.Hugget hold at RAF Reserve as of 5 
October 2020? https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/63212/supplement/21698 
 
Apologies, I meant Air Commodore Andrew David Hugget.’ 
 
On 29 December 2020, under FOI2020/14012, the following was requested: 
 
‘Who has succeeded Air Commodore N. T. Bradshaw as Deputy Defence Services 
Secretary and Head Ceremonial Events, Honours and Recognition after 25 November 2020 
as Air Commodore Bradshaw is listed as retired 
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/63216/supplement/21992 ?’ 
 
On 29 December 2020, under FOI2020/14017, the following was requested: 
 
‘What appointment does Commodore James R. Dean hold as of September 2020? 
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/63216/supplement/21991 
 
Is he still Directing Staff, U.K. Defence Academy as per the answer to FOI2020/05861, if 
not, who has succeeded him at that appointment?‘ 
 
 

 
On 30 December 2020, under FOI2020/14020, the following was requested: 
 
‘Thank you for answering FOI2020/12869. 
 
Can I ask who has replaced Commodore Ray Lovegrove as Head [of] Strategic Asset-
management and Programming Team (SAPT) Programme?’ 
On 5 January 2020, under FOI2021/00085, the following was requested: 
 
‘I understand the Carrier Enabled Power Projection team drew down in December 2020. 
 
1) Can you confirm the Carrier Enabled Power Projection team and Director Carrier Strike 
team has closed in December 2020? 
 
2) If so, what is Rear-Admiral Matthew Briers' next appointment?’ 
 
On 7 January 2020, under FOI2021/00183, the following was requested: 
 
‘What is Air Commodore Owen R.J. Barnes' next appointment since Air Commodore Paul 
Rose took over his post Head, Helicopters 3 , DE&S? Ref: 
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/63229/supplement/85 ‘