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Army: Recruitment

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 208243, tabled on 4 September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) required and (b) actual number of Regular Army recruits in the (i) Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps, (ii) Royal Artillery, (iii) Royal Engineers, (iv) Royal Signals, (v) Infantry and (vi) Army Air Corps was in each year between 2010-11 and 2013-14.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

15 September 2014

The information is provided in the attached table. These figures relate to those joining the trained strength of the Army having completed initial training.

Senior Soldier Continuity posts, the Small Arms School Corps and the Royal Army Physical Training Corps are manned from members of other Corps and do not recruit externally, and are not listed in the table.