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Army: Zimbabwe

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were recruited to the Army from Zimbabwe in each of the last three years. (125266)

[holding answer 5 March 2007]: The table provides intake figures to the Army for those personnel with a nationality of Zimbabwean in each of the last three years:

Intake1 from civilian life to UK Regular Army2, for those with a nationality3 of ZimbabweanDate of IntakeNumber of Inflows200480200540200650 1 Figures show all intake to the UK Regular Army including re-enlistments and rejoined reservists. Figures include both officer and soldier intake. 2 UK Regular Army includes nursing services and excludes full-time reserve service personnel, Gurkhas, the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised reservists. It includes trained and untrained personnel. 3 The nationality given above is that recorded on intake and not necessarily the same as the nationality at birth. Note: Figures have been rounded to 10. When rounding to the nearest 10, numbers ending in "5" have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias. Totals and sub-totals have been rounded separately and so may not appear to be the sum of the parts.