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Royal Air Force

Volume 449: debated on Wednesday 19 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many serving (a) engineers and (b) medical personnel there are in the Royal Air Force; and what the requirement is for each category. (85752)

The most recent available figures are:

Requirement

Trained strength

Engineer

20,630

21,360

Medical

1,765

1,520

Notes: 1. As at 6 March 2006. 2. All figures have been rounded to the nearest 5. 3. Figures include officers and non-commissioned personnel. 4. Medical figures exclude dentists and dental trades.