Royal Montserrat Defence Force

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Montserrat Defence Force
Flag of Montserrat.svg
Founded 1899
Service branches Royal Montserrat Police Force
Royal Montserrat Defence Force
Montserrat Cadet Corps
Headquarters Brades
Commander-in-Chief Queen Elizabeth II
Chief of Defence Forces Alvin Ryan
Conscription Voluntary
Available for
military service
3260 [1], age 15–49
Active personnel 96
Foreign suppliers United Kingdom
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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 twenty volunteer soldiers, primarily concerned with ceremonial duties. The unit has a historical association with the Irish Guards.[2][3][4][5] The current Commander is Captain 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.