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Commonwealth: Army

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers from other Commonwealth countries are serving in the British Army. (193362)

As at 1 January 2008 there were 5,940 trained regular personnel, of which 170 were officers and 5,770 were soldiers, with a Commonwealth nationality other than British Commonwealth recorded.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 29 February 2008, Official Report, column 2010W, to the hon. Member for North Devon (Nick Harvey) which gives a further breakdown by country of personnel with a Commonwealth nationality.