To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the shortfall was for the recruitment of reserve and regular soldiers and officers in (a) Infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Corps of Signals, (d) Army Medical Services, (e) Adjutant General's Corps, (f) Royal Armoured Corps, (g) Army Air Corps, (h) Royal Engineers, (i) Royal Logistics Corps, (j) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and (k) Intelligence Corps in the last 12 months.
The following table shows the number of regular soldiers recruited into the Army by Regiment or Corps for the 12 months from 1 December 2015 to
1 December 2016 against the target for that period.
Target into Untrained Strength*
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Adjutant General’s Corps (Staff and Personnel Support)
Adjutant General’s Corps (Royal Military Police)
Officer recruits are recruited into the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst without being allocated a Regiment or Corps. For the period 1 December 2015 to 1 December 2016, 633 officer recruits were recruited into Untrained Strength against a target of 745.