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 (a) girls and (b) boys were engaged 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 male and female cadets by each cadet force as of 1 April each year from 2008 to 2014.

NUMBER OF CADETS BY GENDER

FORCE/YEAR

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

Combined Cadet Force

Male

31,990

32,610

32,220

32,390

32,350

31,460

30,200

Female

11,330

12,110

11,910

12,500

12,660

12,870

12,750

Sea Cadet Corps

Male

6,110

6,140

5,500

8,550

9,200

8,870

8,730

Female

3,520

3,260

2,810

4,360

4,720

4,860

4,900

Army Cadet Force

Male

32,260

33,420

33,540

33,560

33,490

31,780

28,940

Female

12,550

12,500

13,460

11,330

11,620

12,090

12,100

Air Training Corps

Male

21,940

22,030

24,690

26,480

26,520

24,660

24,420

Female

7,870

7,920

8,870

8,730

9,230

8,820

9,170

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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