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Army Officers

Volume 79: debated on Wednesday 22 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many Army officers bought themselves out of the service in (a) 1984 and (b) so far in 1985.

There is no provision in the regulations for officers to purchase their discharge from the Army. They may, however, be permitted to terminate their Service prematurely at their own request.The number of officers who left the Army through premature voluntary retirement during the periods in question was:


1 January-31 March 1985

United Kingdom Trained Adult Male Officers*562128
United Kingdom Trained Adult Female Officers†299

* Female officers serving in RAMC, RADC, ALC, and RAVC are included in the UKTAM totals.

† UKTAF officers are those serving in the WRAC and QARANC.