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Military Personnel

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) numbers in post and (b) establishment is of Territorial Army (i) staff, (ii) Royal Armoured Corps, (iii) Royal Artillery, (iv) Royal Engineers, (v) Royal Signals, (vi) infantry, (vii) Army Air Corps, (viii) Royal Army Chaplains Department, (ix) Royal Logistics Corps, (x) Royal Army Medical Corps, (xi) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, (xii) Adjutant General's Corps, (xiii) Royal Army Veterinary Corps, (xiv) Small Arms School Corps, (xv) Royal Army Dentistry Corps, (xvi) Intelligence Corps, (xvii) Army Physical Training Corps and (xviii) Queen Alexandra's Royal Auxiliary Nursing Corps. (89634)

A detailed breakdown of Territorial Army posts by cap badge within unit establishments is not currently available; however, the overall Territorial Army requirement as at 1 August 2006 was 42,000. As at 1 August 2006 the strength of the Territorial Army was 36,260. The following table provides a breakdown of the Territorial Army strengths, all Arm/Services are provided so that comparisons can be made against the total liability.

Territorial Army (TA) figures as at 1 August 2006

Arm/Service

Liability

Strength

Total

42,000

36,260

Staff

1

100

Royal Armoured Corps / Household Cavalry

1

1,260

Royal Artillery

1

2,280

Corps of Royal Engineers

1

2,460

Royal Corps of Signals

1

3,990

Infantry

1

7,350

Army Air Corps

1

100

Royal Army Chaplains Department

1

60

Royal Logistics Corps

1

6,060

Royal Army Medical Corps

1

2,660

Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

1

2,200

Adjutant General’s Corps

1

1,240

Royal Army Veterinary Corps

1

10

Small Arms School Corps

1

10

Royal Army Dental Corps

1

60

Intelligence Corps

1

500

Army Physical Training Corps

1

1

General List

1

340

Queen Alexandra’s Royal Auxiliary Nursing Corps

1

1,030

Officer Training Corps

1

4,530

1 = zero or rounded to zero.

Notes:

1. TA Personnel include Group A & B, Mobilised TA and Officer Training Corps (OTC), and exclude Non Regular Permanent Staff and Full Time Reserve Service.

2. All data have been rounded to the nearest 10. Due to the rounding methods used, totals may not always equal the sum of the parts. Numbers ending in “5” have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.