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Marines: Manpower

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the trained strength of the Royal Marines was (a) in 1997 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available. (289983)

In April 1997 the trained regular strength of the Royal Marines including the general, band and career services was 6,060. The most recent trained regular strength figures, as of August 2009, was 6,840.