Navy: Engineers

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 8th December 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average age of Royal Navy (a) Marine Engineers and (b) Weapons Engineers has been in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The average age of trained regular Royal Navy Weapon Engineers and Marine Engineers, as at 1 April each year from 2008 to 2017 is given below:

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Weapon Engineer

Officer

39

39

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

Rating

32

31

31

31

32

32

32

31

32

32

Marine Engineer

Officer

39

39

40

40

40

39

39

39

39

39

Rating

31

31

31

31

31

31

31

31

31

32

1. Average age provided is mean age at last birthday. 2. In 2008 one rating with an unknown specialisation has been excluded.

3. Communication and Information Specialists were not counted in Engineering branches until August 2015. They are therefore included in the Weapon Engineering figures for April 2016 and April 2017 but not for earlier years.

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