Army: Reserve Forces

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 7 December 2017 to Question 116564, how many of the 4,350 ex-regular service personnel on the Reserve ex-regular commitment bonus scheme were of the rank of (a) private or equivalent, (b) Lance Corporal or equivalent, (c) Corporal or equivalent, (c) Sergeant or equivalent, (d) Staff Sergeant or equivalent, (e) Sergeant Major (WO2) or equivalent, (f) Sergeant Major (WO1) or equivalent, (g) 2nd Lieutenant, (h) Lieutenant and (i) Captain; and if he will make a statement.

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

The number of personnel on the Reserve ex-regular commitment bonus scheme, as at 1 October 2017, and their rank at the time of acceptance onto the scheme, is shown below:

Rank at the point of acceptance on to the Scheme

Number of personnel on the Reserve ex-regular commitment bonus scheme

Private

1,190

Lance Corporal

750

Corporal

700

Sergeant

510

Staff Sergeant

370

Sergeant Major (WO2)

370

Sergeant Major (WO1)

80

Officer Cadet & 2nd Lieutenant

10

Lieutenant

20

Captain

360

Notes:

The above figures are single Service estimates and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics. For Presentational purposes, the figures have been rounded to ten.

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