Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 24th May 2023.

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Photo of Dave Doogan Dave Doogan Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel of each rank were employed in each branch of the armed forces as of 19 May 2023.

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

The attached supporting table details the number of personnel of each rank for the three services of the Armed Forces as at 1 January 2023 which is the latest date for which the information is available.

Service personnel statistics are produced quarterly, using data at points 1 January, 1 April, 1 July and 1 October. The quarterly statistics are available at the following link.

It should be noted that the rank information is updated annually as at 1 April. The next publication will be released on 22 June will contain the information as at 1 April 2023.

UK Regular Forces Rank Structure (xlsx, 28.1KB)

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