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The Armed Services: Training Staff

Volume 417: debated on Tuesday 10 February 1981

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many officers, non-commissioned officers and other ranks are serving as staff or support in training and educational establishments for each of the three armed Services, and what were the corresponding numbers in 1960 and 1970.

The following table shows the estimated figures for the financial year 1980–81 and the corresponding numbers for 1970–71. The numbers for 1960 are not available.

1970–711980–81
Royal Navy:
Officers2,0001,751
Other Ranks/Rates(1)11,12910,554
Army:
Officers2,2772,189
Other Ranks(1)10,1999,491
Royal Air Force:
Officers2,1471,372
Other Ranks(2)8,4496,495
Service Colleges:(1)
Officers928716
Other Ranks/Rate(1)1,7921,113
(1) A breakdown as between NCOs and more junior ranks is not readily available.
(2) These figures cannot readily be apportioned among the individual Services.
House adjourned at twenty-eight minutes before eight o'clock.