Royal Montserrat Defence Force

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Royal Montserrat Defence Force
RMDF Crest.jpg
Founded1899
Service branchesRoyal Montserrat Defence Force
Montserrat Cadet Corps
HeadquartersBrades
Leadership
Commander-in-ChiefQueen Elizabeth II
Commanding OfficerAlvin Ryan, ED
Manpower
Military age17
ConscriptionNo
Available for
military service
males age 17-49: 1,291, age 15–49
Fit for
military service
males age 17-49: 1,291
females age 17-49: 1,252 (2010 est.), age 15–49
Reaching military
age annually
male: 35
female: 34 (2010 est.)
Active personnel96
Deployed personnel0
Industry
Foreign suppliersUnited Kingdom
Related articles
HistoryMontserrat in World War I Capture of Montserrat

The Royal Montserrat Defence Force is the home defence unit of the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. Raised in 1899, the unit is today a reduced force of about forty volunteer soldiers, primarily concerned with civil Defence and ceremonial duties. The unit has a historical association with the Irish Guards.[1][2][3][4] The current Commanding Officer is Major Alvin Ryan, who took over from the late Captain Horatio Tuitt. As a British Overseas Territory (BOT), defence of Montserrat remains the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

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