Armed Forces: Recruitment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th May 2023.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Labour, Leeds Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 9 December to Question 103014 on Armed Forces: Huntington's Disease, if he will make an estimate of the average length of time recruits serve in the armed forces.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The table below details the average (mean) Length of Service of Trained (Royal Navy/Royal Marines and Royal Air Force) and Trade Trained (Army) UK Regulars on Exit (in years) by Service and Officer/Rank:

1 Jan 2018-31 Dec 2018

1 Jan 2019-31 Dec 2019

1 Jan 2020-31 Dec 2020

1 Jan 2021-31 Dec 2021

1 Jan 2022-31 Dec 2022

Tri Service/Officer/Other Rank

12/19/11

13/19/12

13/20/12

14/21/12

13/21/12

RN/RM/Officer/Other Rank

12/20/11

13/20/12

13/21/12

14/21/13

13/21/12

Army/Officer/Other Rank

11/18/10

11/18/10

12/19/11

12/20/11

12/21/11

RAF/Officer/Other Rank

16/20/15

17/21/16

17/22/16

18/23/17

16/21/16

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