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Marines: Manpower

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Marine commandos there are; and what the planned target number for the period 2006-07 was. (129730)

On 1 February 2007 there were 5,540 trained Royal Marines Commandos.

The requirement for Royal Marines Commandos in April 2006 was 5,970 and 6,030 in April 2007.


These figures include Regular personnel and exclude full-time reserve personnel and activated reservists.