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Armed Forces: Married People

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th April 2017.

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Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Conservative, Berwick-upon-Tweed

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel presently serving in the (a) Navy, (b) Army and (c) RAF have a spouse or family member who is a veteran, serving personnel or a reservist.

Photo of Harriett Baldwin Harriett Baldwin The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

This information is not held in the format requested. However, the Department does hold information on the number of Regular Service personnel who have chosen to declare that they are either married to, or in a registered civil partnership with, another Regular Service person. These figures are provided below, broken down by Service as at 1 February 2017:

Service

No of Regular Service Personnel

Royal Navy/Royal Marines

1,090

Army

2,370

Royal Air Force

2,210

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