Army: Recruitment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 15th September 2014.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) required and (b) actual number of Regular Army recruits was for the (i) Small Arms School Corps, (ii) Royal Army Dental Corps, (iii) Intelligence Corps, (iv) Royal Army Physical Training Corps, (v) Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps, (vi) Corps of Army Music and (vii) Senior Soldier Continuity Posts (Long Service) in each year between 2010-11 and 2013-14.

Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) required and (b) actual number of Regular Army recruits in the (i) Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps, (ii) Royal Artillery, (iii) Royal Engineers, (iv) Royal Signals, (v) Infantry and (vi) Army Air Corps was in each year between 2010-11 and 2013-14.

Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) required and (b) actual number of Regular Army recruits was for the (i) Royal Logistic Corps, (ii) Royal Army Medical Corps, (iii) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, (iv) Adjutant General's Corps (Provost), (v) Adjutant General's Corps (Staff and Personnel Support) and (vi) Royal Army Veterinary Corps in each year between 2010-11 and 2013-14.

Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The information is provided in the attached table. These figures relate to those joining the trained strength of the Army having completed initial training.

Senior Soldier Continuity posts, the Small Arms School Corps and the Royal Army Physical Training Corps are manned from members of other Corps and do not recruit externally, and are not listed in the table.

Army Trained Strength table (Word Document, 76.5 KB)

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