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Armed Forces: Wales

Defence written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) civilians and (b) serving military personnel are employed by the (i) Royal Air Force, (ii) Royal Navy and (iii) Army in Wales; where they are located; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The following table details the number of employed civilians and serving armed forces personnel by service and local authority who were located in Wales as at 1 April 2013.

Place of work by local authority Civilian personnel Naval service personnel Army personnel Royal Air Force personnel
Blaenau Gwent    
Cardiff 60 50 10
Carmarthenshire 20  
Conwy 20   10
Denbighshire 10  
Flintshire 370   10
Gwynedd 10 20
Isle of Anglesey 80 10 10 360
Merthyr Tydfil  
Monmouthshire 10 10
Neath Port Talbot      
Newport 30 10  
Pembrokeshire 30 670 20
Powys 270 310 10
Rhondda, Cynon Taff 10  
Swansea 10 20
The Vale of Glamorgan 300 120 650 290
Wrexham 20 20 10
Based in Wales, but local authority not identified 10
Total 1,260 140 1,800 720
Notes: 1. ‘—’ = zero or rounded to zero 2. Where rounding has been used, totals and sub-totals have been rounded separately and so may not equal the sums of their rounded parts. When rounding to the nearest 10, numbers ending in ‘5’ have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias. 3. Civilian figures are based on full-time equivalents and include trading funds, but exclude Royal Fleet Auxiliary personnel. 4. Figures for UK regular armed forces (including trained and untrained personnel) and therefore exclude Gurkhas, full-time reserve personnel and mobilised reservists. 5. Naval service personnel on sea service are included against the local authority containing the home port of their ship. 6. Royal Air Force other ranks serving in the South Atlantic are shown against the location containing their home base.

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