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Armed Forces: Cadets

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 227142, tabled on 11 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Air cadet forces in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Answered on

16 March 2015

The following table sets out the strength of the four Cadet forces sponsored by the Ministry of Defence as at 1 April 2014, the latest date available:

Cadets

Adult Volunteers

Total

Army Cadet Force

41,040

9,440

50,480

Sea Cadet Corps

13,630

5,920

19,550

Air Training Corps

33,590

10,430

44,020

Combined Cadet Force

42,950

2,810

45,760

The Ministry of Defence publishes annual statistics on UK reserve forces and cadet strengths. The latest release, entitled “TSP7 - UK Reserve Forces and Cadets” was published on 29 May 2014, and includes data as at 1 April 2014. It can be found at the following address: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/uk-reserve-forces-and-cadets-strengths-2014

Detailed analysis of the strength and composition of the Cadet Forces can be found in Tables 8 to 11 of TSP7, including figures going back to 2004.

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