Navy: Aberdeen University

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th November 2018.

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Photo of Andrew Bowie Andrew Bowie Conservative, West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy (a) officers and (b) sailors recruited in each year between 2008 and 2018 are or were (i) graduates and (ii) undergraduates of the University of Aberdeen.

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

Identifying higher educational establishments is not mandatory on the application form to join the Royal Navy. The numbers of Royal Navy entrants who have identified the University of Aberdeen as one of their educational establishments on their records are:

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Regular RN/RM Officer

~

~

5

-

~

5

Regular RN/RM Other Ranks

-

-

~

-

-

-

Reserve RN/RM Officer

-

-

~

-

-

~

Reserve RN/RM Other Ranks

-

10

~

~

~

~

Total

~

10

10

~

5

5

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Regular RN/RM Officer

-

5

5

5

~

Regular RN/RM Other Ranks

~

5

~

5

~

Reserve RN/RM Officer

~

-

-

-

~

Reserve RN/RM Other Ranks

~

~

~

-

-

Total

5

10

10

5

5

  1. Recruiting years are the same as Financial Years.
  2. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5. Figures of 2 and below are represented by '~', 0 is represented by '-'
  3. Figures include all personnel applying where the University of Aberdeen recorded as one of their educational establishments on their records, but does not mean they were part of the Aberdeen URNU unit.

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