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Army

Defence written question – answered on 3rd February 2011.

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Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

In the table "required strength" and "actual strength" figures are shown as "funded liability" and "trained strength" respectively.

"Fit for Task" has been interpreted as fit to deploy for any form of duty on deployment, including personnel listed as having limited deployability.

"Funded Liability" means the number of personnel required in each corps. "Trained Strength" is the number of personnel in that corps who have completed initial training-which for the Army is Phase 1 and Phase 2 training-as at 1 November 2010. The trained strength will fluctuate according to the number of recruits successfully completing initial training and personnel leaving the Corps. The difference between "Trained Strength" and "Number Fit for Task" accounts for trained personnel who are classed as "non-deployable due to illness or injury."

Figures for the Regular Army( 1)
Organisation Funded liability Trained strength Number fit for task
Staff 716 820 790
Royal Armoured Corps 5,778 6,000 5,680
Royal Artillery 7,632 7,710 7,220
Royal Engineers 9,528 9,660 9,210
Royal Signals 8,222 7,600 7,180
Infantry 24,631 24,750 22,930
Army Air Corps 2,016 2,140 2,050
Royal Army Chaplains Department 150 130 120
Royal Logistics Corps 15,487 15,420 14,230
Royal Army Medical Corps 3,489 3,010 2,750
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 9,741 10,010 9,430
Adjutant General's Corps
Provost 1,792 1,700 1,580
Staff and Personnel Support 3,858 3,750 3,350
Military Provost Service 139 110 110
Educational and Training Services 317 340 310
Army Legal Services 105 120 110
Unspecified - 10 -
Royal Army Veterinary Corps 220 350 320
Small Arms School Corps 153 160 150
Royal Army Dentistry Corps 411 370 330
Intelligence Corps 1,688 1,530 1,450
Army Physical Training Corps 462 480 450
Queen Alexandra's Royal Auxiliary Nursing Corps 1,318 900 790
Corps of Army Music 907 790 750
Long Service List 570 340 310
(1) Trained strength and fit for task figures are rounded. These figures are provisional, and subject to review.

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