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Marines: Reserve Forces

Volume 461: debated on Tuesday 19 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) establishment and (b) strength is of the Royal Marine Reserve, broken down by (i) trained and (ii) untrained strength. (140240)

[holding answer 14 June 2007]: The Royal Marine Reserve (RMR) Establishment total is 990, including trained strength (594) and untrained strength (396).

RMR current strengths (May 2007) is 792 in total, with a trained strength of 491 and 301 untrained strength (this does not include 42 ranks on Full Time Reserve Service).