Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 3rd December 2018.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel who were born overseas currently serve in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force.

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

The requested information is provided below:

Trained and untrained Regular personnel reporting a non-UK country of birth, as at 1 April 2018


Royal Navy/Royal Marines

Royal Air Force




Notes: requirements for entry to the UK Armed Forces are based on nationality, not country of birth.

Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10.

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