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Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th May 2020.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many regular, full-time serving members of the Army there were on the latest date for which figures are available.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

There were 78,620 Regular Army personnel on strength as at 1 January 2020


These figures were provided by Defence Statistics (Army)

Figures are for Untrained and Trained Regular strengths and therefore exclude Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) and Gurkhas but include those individuals who have transferred out of the Gurkhas to the Regular Army.

Figures have been rounded to 10 for presentational purposes;

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