Army: Termination of Employment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 3rd November 2015.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the army's (a) Junior Entrants and (b) Standard Entrants were medically discharged due to an injury during initial training in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

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

The proportion of Junior and Standard Entrant Regular Army Personnel, Medically Discharged during initial training for 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 is shown below:

Entry Type




Junior Entry




Standard Entry




Initial training has been defined as all personnel either in Phase 1 or Phase 2 training.

Junior Entry is defined as trainees under 18 years old at the Army Foundation College (Harrogate) on Junior Entry courses. Figures for under 18s who follow the standard entry route are recorded with the standard entry total and cannot be separated out.

Officer Designates have been excluded from this response as they do not enter the UK Army via Junior or Standard Entry.

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