Army: Staff

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many trained regular army soldiers there were in each of the Army’s regiments and corps in each year since 2010.

Answered on

10 January 2022

The number of trained Regular Soldiers as at 1 April, each year from 2017 to 2021, broken down by Arm/Service, is shown in the table below. Information for years 2010 – 2016 has already been provided as part of a previous parliamentary question and can be found at the following link: https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2016-09-15/46584

Arm/Service

1 Apr 2017

1 Apr 2018

1 Apr 2019

1 Apr 2020

1 Apr 2021

Total

75,619

74,070

71,869

70,445

73,446

Staff

704

715

723

726

752

Household Cavalry/Royal Armoured Corps

4,486

4,399

4,313

4,241

4,431

Royal Regiment of Artillery

5,922

5,727

5,466

5,228

5,506

Corps of Royal Engineers

7,245

7,092

6,892

6,689

7,500

Royal Corps of Signals

5,658

5,739

5,623

5,433

5,676

Infantry

19,018

18,053

17,121

17,057

18,023

Army Air Corps

1,628

1,591

1,502

1,510

1,542

Royal Army Chaplain’s Department

131

126

118

117

120

The Royal Logistic Corps

10,448

10,406

10,140

9,982

9,941

Royal Army Medical Corps

2,950

3,024

3,008

3,060

3,095

Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

7,464

7,309

7,275

7,012

7,358

Adjutant Generals Corps Staff & Personnel Support

3,223

3,218

3,107

2,958

3,033

Adjutant Generals Corps Royal Military Police

1,509

1,463

1,437

1,355

1,320

Adjutant Generals Corps Military Provost Service

175

178

165

149

141

Adjutant General’s Corps Educational and Training

274

275

285

280

302

Adjutant General’s Corps Army Legal Services Branch

99

99

88

89

91

Royal Army Veterinary Corps

354

353

341

337

350

Small Arms School Corps

147

146

143

142

142

Royal Army Dental Corps

227

212

201

188

182

Intelligence Corps

1,693

1,676

1,648

1,618

1,689

Royal Army Physical Training Corps

443

435

429

433

435

Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps

871

880

913

927

949

Royal Corps of Army Music

697

690

674

675

646

Senior Soldier Continuity Posts

247

242

249

219

213

Source: Analysis Army

Notes/Caveats:

1. Figures are for the Trade Trained Regular Army only and therefore exclude Gurkhas, Full Time Reserve Service, Mobilised Reserves, Army Reserve and all other Reserves, but includes those personnel that have transferred from GURTAM to UKTAP.

2. Figures represent personnel’s Arm/Service, regardless of the Unit they are serving in.

3. At any one situation date in the above table, there are less than circa 20 people who according to the Joint Personnel Administration System (JPA), do not have a known Arm/Service attributed to them. Whilst they are included in the total, they have not been included in the breakdown.

4. All Officers of Paid Rank Colonel and above are included in Staff, regardless of previous Arm/Service.


Original Source

https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2022-01-04/96766


 

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