Armed Forces

Defence written question – answered on 27th March 2007.

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Photo of Brian Jenkins Brian Jenkins Labour, Tamworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel are (a) attached to and (b) working in his Department, broken down by rank.

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

It is not possible to determine how many service personnel are attached to or working in the Department. Data are held giving the strength of the UK regular forces broken down by budgetary area and rank, which broadly show the number of service personnel working in each operational and support area. All data are shown by paid rank.

UK regular forces officers by top level budget and NATO rank( 1) at 1 April 2006
Number
OF-9 OF-8 OF-7 OF-6 OF-5 OF-4 OF-3 OF-2 OF-1 OF-(D) Total
Operational TLBs 18,800
Commander-in-Chief Fleet(2) (3) (3) 10 40 120 490 1,600 2,400 730 50 5,440
Commander-in-Chief Land (3) (3) 20 50 160 550 2,180 3,340 1,280 (3) 7,580
General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) 40 160 230 60 (3) 500
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief RAF Strike Command (3) (3) 10 20 70 330 1,220 2,540 280 (3) 4,470
Chief of Joint Operations (3) (3) 10 10 40 140 310 260 30 (3) 800
Support TLBs 13,750
Adjutant General (3) (3) 10 50 160 440 1,480 950 500 880 4,480
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief RAF Personnel and Training Command (3) (3) 10 20 80 320 600 1,130 720 80 2,970
Defence Logistics Organisation (3) (3) 10 30 130 360 700 470 20 (3) 1,730
Central (3) 10 30 100 400 1,220 1,300 820 50 (3) 3,930
Defence Estates (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) 20 20 10 (3) (3) 60
Corporate Science and Technology (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3)
Defence Procurement Agency (3) (3) (3) 10 30 120 320 110 (3) (3) 590
Trading Funds (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) 20 60 10 (3) (3) 90
Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) 20 60 10 (3) (3) 80
Meteorological Office (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3)
UK Hydrographic Office (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3)
Defence Aviation Repair Agency (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) 10
Army Base Repair Organisation (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) (3)
Unallocated (3) (3) (3) (3) (3) 10 20 30 (3) (3) 60
(1 )No Service have personnel at NATO Rank OF-10.

(2) 2(nd) Sea Lord/Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command TLB has closed, personnel now belong to Commander-in-Chief Fleet TLB. Operational and support personnel are therefore consolidated within the one Navy TLB.

(3) zero or rounded to zero.

Notes:

1. Due to the introduction of a new Personnel Administration System for RAF, 1 April 2006 RAF Budgetary data are provisional and subject to review.

2. Due to the rounding methods used, totals may not always equal the sum of the parts. When rounding to the nearest 10, numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.

Source:

DASA (Tri-Service)

UK regular forces other ranks by top level budget and NATO rank( 1) at 1 April 2006
Number
O R -9 O R -8( 4) O R -7 O R -6 O R -4 O R -3( 3,4) O R -2 O R -1( 3) Total
Operational TLBs 126,440
Commander-in-Chief Fleet(2) 590 680 3,150 3,880 5,740 200 13,250 10 27,500
Commander-in-Chief Land 970 2,790 4,100 7,690 11,750 12,740 26,050 840 66,950
General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland 70 200 250 520 890 910 1,660 30 4,520
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief RAF Strike Command 670 30 1,960 4,100 5,930 100 11,090 50 23,940
Chief of Joint Operations 100 100 300 550 890 310 1,280 20 3540
Support TLBs 36,320
Adjutant General 390 930 1,090 1,690 2,430 960 900 9,840 18,220
Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief RAF Personnel and Training Command 220 40 790 1,650 1,780 40 1,080 940 6,530
Defence Logistics Organisation 370 260 1,240 780 670 90 510 (5) 3,910
Central 330 470 1,000 1,580 2,000 490 1,200 40 7,110
Defence Estates 20 30 10 10 (5) (5) (5) (5) 80
Corporate Science and Technology (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
Defence Procurement Agency 80 60 200 110 (5) (5) (5) (5) 460
Trading Funds (5) (5) 10 10 10 (5) 10 (5) 50
Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (5) (5) 10 10 (5) (5) (5) (5) 20
Meteorological Office (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
UK Hydrographic Office (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
Defence Aviation Repair Agency (5) (5) (5) 10 10 (5) 10 (5) 30
Army Base Repair Organisation (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
Unallocated 10 (5) 20 40 60 (5) 210 (5) 340
(1 )No Service have personnel at NATO Rank OF-10.

(2) 2(nd) Sea Lord/Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command TLB has closed, personnel now belong to Commander-in-Chief Fleet TLB. Operational and support personnel are therefore consolidated within the one Navy TLB.

(3) The Naval Service has no personnel at NATO Ranks OR-1 or OR-3

(4) The Royal Air Force has no personnel at NATO Ranks OR-3 or OR-8

(5) zero or rounded to zero.

Notes:

1. Due to the introduction of a new Personnel Administration System for RAF, 1 April 2006 RAF Budgetary data are provisional and subject to review.

2. Due to the rounding methods used, totals may not always equal the sum of the parts. When rounding to the nearest 10, numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.

Source:

DASA (Tri-Service)

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