Royal Montserrat Defence Force

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Royal Montserrat Defence Force
RMDF Crest.jpg
Founded 1899
Service branches Royal Montserrat Defence Force
Montserrat Cadet Corps
Headquarters Brades
Leadership
Commander-in-Chief Queen Elizabeth II
Commanding Officer Alvin Ryan, ED
Manpower
Military age 17
Conscription No
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 personnel 96
Deployed personnel 0
Industry
Foreign suppliers United Kingdom
Related articles
History

Montserrat 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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