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Trained Regular outflow in 2015 has fallen when compared with previous years, and across all Services. This is in line with Strategic Defence and Security Review 2010 (SDSR10) manpower targets that mandated reductions in Trained Regular Strength across all Services. In order to meet the targets set out in SDSR10 and the Three-Month Exercise a redundancy programme was set up, enabling the Armed Forces to maintain the right balance of skills across the rank structures into the future. With the redundancy programme now complete, trained Regular outflow has reduced year on year as the Services seek to balance force levels against their 2020 targets.
The levels of outflow are monitored very carefully by the individual Services and the Defence Board to ensure they do not impact on operational capability or the future sustainability of Armed Forces manning structures.
The following table provides detailed information on trained Regular Forces outflow since 2012.
UK Trained Regular Forces Outflow
Source: Defence Statistics (Tri-Service)
12 Months Ending
2012 31 December
2013 31 December
2014 31 December
2015 30 November
Notes: Figures show outflow from UK Trained Regular Forces. They do not include promotion from Ranks to Officers or flows between Services. Figures on Trained Regular Outflow for the 12 months up to 31 December 2015 are not yet available, and will be published on 11 February 2016.