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Army Strength

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 15 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) establishment and (b) strength of the (i) Royal Corps of Signals, (ii) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and (iii) Royal Armoured Corps was (A) in May 2000, (B) in May 2001, (C) in May 2002 and (D) on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [113240]

The following tables show the requirement and trained strength of Royal Corps of Signals, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and Royal Armoured Corps. Officer strengths exclude full Colonels and above.

The tables show the requirement and trained strength of the Royal Engineers (RE), Army Corps of Music (CAMus), Adjutant General's Corps (AGC) and QARANC. Officer strengths exclude full Colonels and above.

May 2002April 2003
OffrSldrTotalOffrSldrTotal
AGCLiability1,0566,1507,2061,0566,1507,206
Strength1,0355,8466,8811,0535,9697,022
QARANCLiability3546511,0053546511,005
Strength285409694280428708

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the targets were for the trained strength of the Royal Electrical and Military Engineers battalions in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement. [113243]

REME Battalions as at April 2000
ARMPTELCPLCPLSGTSSGTWO2WO1LTCAPTMAJLTCOL
AGCS1711281471003600
APTC00060000000
E2163003000000
RAMC00730000000
REME30640543527811669233952256
RLC9681423311800400
RM00001000000
RSIG00060000000
00000000
Totals43550051234013887234262256
REME Battalions as at April 2001
ArmyPTELCPLCPLSGTSSGTWO2W01LTCAPTMAJLTCOL
AGCS2218351681307700
APTC00070000000
E2228001500000
RAMC001150000100
REME34545157327514071313482357
RLC92975942141130500
RSIG00025000000
Totals461594678347168100344195357
REME Battalions as at April 2002
ArmyPTELCPLCPLSGTSSGTW02W01LTCAPTMAJLTCOL
AGCS2219331571407700
APTC00070000000
E2034001600000
RAMC00860000100
REME34636848020411265283181347
RLC6579402813830500
RSIG00016000000
Totals43250056126119393313894347
REME Battalions as at April 2003
ArmyPTELCPLCPLSGTSSGTWO2W01LTCAPTMAJLTCOL
AGCS2215281571406700
APTC00070000000
E2024001600000
RAMC00630000100
REME2212383241457253232168297
RLC4551251911720300
RSIG00016000000
Totals2883283831909780252779297

The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) are the specialist corps responsible for the technical maintenance of equipment within the Army. The tables below show the targets for trained strength for REME battalions in each year since 2000.