Reserve Forces: Recruitment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th June 2015.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited to each reserve force in each nation and region of the UK in each month of (a) 2014 and (b) 2015; and if he will make a statement.

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

The following table represents the stationed location of Armed Forces personnel when they join the Reserve forces, as recorded in the Ministry of Defence’s Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) system. This does not necessarily represent where personnel reside or where they have been recruited; it is possible for personnel to be recruited in one country and then be stationed elsewhere in the UK. A breakdown by region is not available.

Intake into UK Reserve Forces (trained and untrained) by Service and Stationed Country, January 2014 to March 2015

Total intake

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Maritime Reserve

January 2014

90

80

~

10

~

February 2014

80

60

-

20

-

March 2014

150

110

10

20

10

April 2014

70

60

~

10

~

May 2014

70

60

-

10

~

June 2014

60

60

~

~

~

July 2014

70

60

-

10

~

August 2014

40

30

~

~

~

September 2014

60

50

-

~

~

October 2014

120

100

~

10

~

November 2014

70

60

-

10

~

December 2014

30

20

-

10

-

January 2015

100

80

~

10

~

February 2015

70

50

~

10

~

March 2015

100

70

-

20

~

Army Reserve

January 2014

430

340

30

40

20

February 2014

300

240

20

30

10

March 2014

330

260

20

30

10

April 2014

300

240

20

30

20

May 2014

280

220

20

30

10

June 2014

360

260

40

50

20

July 2014

390

290

40

40

30

August 2014

330

250

20

40

10

September 2014

440

340

30

50

20

October 2014

520

410

40

50

10

November 2014

590

460

40

60

20

December 2014

390

300

40

30

30

January 2015

620

450

50

80

40

February 2015

500

390

40

50

20

March 2015

490

370

40

60

20

RAF Reserves

January 2014

30

20

-

10

~

February 2014

100

80

~

10

~

March 2014

50

40

-

~

10

April 2014

30

20

~

~

~

May 2014

20

20

-

-

-

June 2014

80

60

~

20

~

July 2014

50

30

-

~

10

August 2014

70

40

-

20

-

September 2014

40

30

~

10

~

October 2014

50

30

~

~

10

November 2014

80

50

10

10

~

December 2014

20

20

~

~

~

January 2015

150

100

10

20

20

February 2015

80

50

20

10

~

March 2015

70

60

10

~

~

Note: Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, and numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias. Totals and sub-totals are rounded separately and may not equal the sum of their rounded parts. ‘-‘ denotes zero and ‘~’ denotes 5 or fewer.

Intake figures are derived from Future Reserve 2020 (FR20) programme monitoring statistics which are based on month-on-month comparisons of strength. These figures comprise any intake into the FR20 trained and untrained populations, including personnel transferring from the Regular Armed Forces and any other Reserve population not included in FR20.

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