Navy: Recruitment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy (a) officers and (b) rating recruits of each branch, specialisation and arm joined from foreign navies in each financial year from 2005-06 to 2014-15.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Defence Procurement)

To determine if recruits to the Royal Navy have previously served in other nations' navies could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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