Army: Recruitment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13th June 2016.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the regular army annual recruitment target for each year from 2015–16 to 2020–21.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

The Army's annual recruitment targets for regulars for each year from 2015 to 2021 are as follows:

Type

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20

2020-21

Officers

738

740

733

723

720

719

Other Ranks

9,561

10,427

10,370

10,316

10,241

10,242

Total

10,299

11,167

11,103

11,039

10,961

10,961

*These figures do not include the Royal Gibraltar Regiment.

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