Armed Forces: Officers

House of Lords written question – answered on 20th March 2014.

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Photo of Lord Willis of Knaresborough Lord Willis of Knaresborough Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many officers there are in the Royal Navy for each of the following ranks: (1) Admiral of the Fleet, (2) Admiral, (3) Vice Admiral, (4) Rear Admiral, (5) Commodore, and (6) Captain; how many in each rank are female; and how many in each rank were educated privately.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

As of 1 January 2014, the official Defence statistics on male and female officers in the Naval Service are provided in the following table. Information on education is not available as it is not routinely recorded.

Rank Female Male
Admiral of the Fleet 0 0
Admiral 0 1
Vice Admiral 0 9
Rear Admiral 0 29
Commodore 0 75
Captain 5 260

1. Comprises trained and untrained personnel and excludes Full Time Reserve Service personnel and mobilised reservists.

2. Comprises the Royal Navy (including the Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service) and the Royal Marines combined.

3. Rounding has been used for male Captains. When rounding to the nearest 10, numbers ending in “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias. For female Captains the actual figure is shown.

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