asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the total number of naval personnel, active service and reserves, respectively, in July, 1914, August, 1939 and today.
Mr. J. P. L. Thomas
The numbers required are as follow:
|—||Active service (including reservists recalled)||Available Reserves (excluding those on active service)|
|15th July, 1914||…||146,000||64,000|
|1st July, 1939||…||129,000||65,000|
|1st January, 1952||…||147,000||73,000|