asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many South African servicemen are serving in the British Armed Forces, broken down by service.
The most recently available data for the number of South Africans serving in each of the services are shown in the following table.
|Number of South Africans|
Naval Service data are at
Army data are at
RAF data are at
Figures are for UK regular forces and therefore include nursing services and exclude full-time reserve service personnel, Gurkhas, the home service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised reservists. They include trained and untrained personnel.