asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the mobilised strength of the Armed Forces of the Crown, including all reserves, in (a) 1950, (b) 1960, (c) 1970 and (d) 1980, respectively.
The total strength of the Armed Forces including Reserves, on the date shown, was as follows:
|1 January 1960||1,833,000|
|1 January 1970||768,000|
|1 December 1979||592,000|