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Armed Forces: Casualties

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL15789, tabled on 16 May 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the British Armed Forces have (1) been injured, and (2) died, while on (a) training exercises, and (b) combat duty, in each of the last five years.

Answered on

30 May 2019

Between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2018, 23 UK Armed Forces personnel have died on training or exercise. There were a further 17,403 UK Armed Forces personnel injured in 21,822 incidents.

Between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2018, 15 UK Armed Forces personnel have died whilst on combat duty, of which one was due to hostile action. 506 UK Armed Forces personnel were injured on combat duty, of which 28 were battle injuries.

The attached table shows the data broken down by the last five calendar years: