Armed forces: Cadets

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th June 2015.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many adult volunteers there were in each of the cadet forces in each year since 2008; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The following table shows the number of adult volunteers, by each cadet force as of 1 April of each year from 2008 to 2014.

NUMBER OF CADET FORCE ADULT VOLUNTEERS

FORCE/YEAR

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Combined Cadet Force

2,220

2,200

2,080

2,150

2,100

2,110

2,810

Sea Cadet Corps

3,110

3,540

3,600

5,600

5,190

5,820

5,920

Army Cadet Force

8,380

8,330

9,450

8,440

8,380

9,800

9,440

Air Training Corps

9,530

9,770

9,180

10,460

10,510

12,080

10,430

This information is included in the UK Reserve Forces and Cadets annual publication available from the .gov.uk website at the following link https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strength-of-the-uk-reserve-forces-index.

The next report, scheduled for publication on 18 June 2015, will include the figures for 2015.

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