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Royal Fleet Auxiliary

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL601, tabled on 24 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any assessment has been made of the officer retention rate in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, particularly of engineer officers.

Answered on

2 July 2014

The Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) continually monitors its manpower numbers and plans its recruitment and retention strategies accordingly. As part of that overall programme there are ongoing and specific RFA Recruitment Campaigns. The direct contribution from individual campaigns is not known, not least as interest may grow over time, but I understand that between January and June this year 18 joining offers have been made to individuals wishing to become engineering officers in the RFA.