Navy: Officers

Defence written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Commanders, (b) Captains, (c) Commodores and (d) Rear Admirals are on the (i) active and (ii) reserve lists; and how many were on the lists in 1997.

Photo of Derek Twigg Derek Twigg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

The information requested is detailed as follows:

2007 1997
Rear Admiral (1)25 (2)27
Commodore 58 (3)
Captain 221 307
Commander 831 910
(1 )15 are in RN/NATO posts. Others are Tri Service appointments in MOD

(2 )21 were in RN/NATO posts

(3 )Not a substantive rank. Officers in Commodore appointments are included in the figure for Captains

All senior officers have reserve liability on leaving the Service until the age of 60. This was applicable in 1997 and is the same in 2007.

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