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Navy: Recruitment

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 13188, tabled on 23 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Royal Navy (a) officers and (b) rating recruits of each branch, specialisation and arm joined from foreign navies in each financial year from 2005-06 to 2014-15.

Answered on

2 November 2015

To determine if recruits to the Royal Navy have previously served in other nations' navies could be provided only at disproportionate cost.