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Regular And Territorial Armies: Trained Strength

Volume 596: debated on Wednesday 3 February 1999

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What is the present strength compared to the establishment of the Regular Army and the Territorial Army. [HL666]

The trained strength, compared to the establishment, of the Regular Army and the Territorial Army is as follows.

Trained strengthEstablishment
Regular Army*96,822102,825
Territorial Army54,03159,000
* Figures for the Regular Army exclude Gurkhas, the Royal Irish (Home Service), Mobilised Reservists and Full Time Reserve Service.
In addition there are 13,751 members of the Regular Army currently undergoing training.