RAF Volunteer Reserve

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th January 2018.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 116988, what the total strength of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force was in (a) April 2013, (b) April 2014, (c) April 2015, (d) April 2016 and (e) April 2017; and what the number and proportion in each such April were (i) Phase 1, (ii) Phase 2 and (iiI) not yet trained; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

It is not possible to retrospectively assess the split between those who had passed Phase 1 Training but not yet transferred to the Trained Strength because the RAF Reserves did not routinely track this figure which has no value in our current training pipeline analysis.

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total

1,520

1,720

2,220

2,540

2,730

Phase 2 Trained

1,130

1,440

1,620

1,890

2,150

Not yet completed Phase 2 training

390

280

600

650

580

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