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Royal Navy (Manpower)

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is his latest estimate of the number of Royal Navy officers and ratings who will be surplus to requirements by 1986, based on present establishment levels.

The strengths of the Royal Navy on 30 September 1981 was 66,678. As stated in Cmnd. 8288, Royal Navy numbers will be reduced by about 8,000 to 10,000 by 1986.