Armed Forces: Discharges

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people left the Armed Forces in each month from September 2013 to July 2014.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The information requested is contained in the table.

Monthly Outflow from UK Regular Forces

September 2013

1,810

October 2013

1,810

November 2013

1,510

December 2013

4,480

January 2014

1,740

February 2014

1,440

March 2014

1,340

April 2014

1,490

May 2014

1,560

June 2014

1,980

July 2014

1,610

Source : Defence Statistics (Tri Service)

UK Regular Forces comprises trained and untrained personnel. It does not include Gurkhas, Full Time Reserve Service personnel and mobilised reservists.

Figures show outflow from UK Regular Forces, both trained and untrained, including personnel leaving the Services & deaths.

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10, numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest 20 to prevent systematic bias.

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