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Royal Navy

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the number of uniformed personnel serving in the Royal Navy.

The information requested is as follows:

30th September 1977
Royal Navy64,186
Royal Marines7,547
WRNS3,289
QARNNS650
LEP (Non United Kingdom Personnel)425
Total76,097

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total number of seagoing personnel in the Royal Navy.

All active service members of the Royal Navy are liable for sea service. The total number on sea service as at 30th September 1977 was:

Royal Navy26,047
(40·6 per cent of total RN)
Royal Marines344
(4·5 per cent. of total RM)
In addition, 22 locally enlisted personnel were at sea.