Armed Forces: Recruitment

Defence written question – answered on 10th January 2012.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of recruits who enlisted in the Army under the age of 18 joined the infantry in the latest period for which figures are available.

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

In financial year 2010-11 the total number of recruits enlisting in the Army under the age of 18 was 2,310 of which 1,050 (46%) joined the Infantry.

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