The most recently available data for the number of South Africans serving in each of the services are shown in the following table.
Number of South Africans Naval Service 60 Army 795 RAF 10
Number of South Africans
Naval Service data are at 6 October 2006.
Army data are at 1 January 2007.
RAF data are at 6 March 2006.
Figures for Naval Service and RAF do not include UK/South African dual nationals. The Army figure includes personnel whose first nationality is shown as South African.
Figures are for UK regular forces and therefore include nursing services and exclude full-time reserve service personnel, Gurkhas, the home service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised reservists. They include trained and untrained personnel.