Information on the number of people in the armed forces, the number of new recruits to the armed forces and the number of people who have left the armed forces in each of the last five years can be found in “Tri-Service Publication (TSP) 1—UK Regular Forces Strengths and Changes”.
TSP 1 is published on monthly basis and the latest information as at 1 October 2008 can be found at:
http://www.dasa.mod.uk/applications/newWeb/www/index. php?page=48&pubType=1&thiscontent=30&PublishTime= 09:30:00&date=20081127&disText=01%20Oct%202008 &from=listing&topDate=2008-11-27
All copies of TSP 1 are available in the Library of the House and also at: