HC Deb 26 March 1934 vol 287 cc1630-1
41. Lieut.-Commander AGNEW

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the number of naval personnel and reserves in the United States of America, France, Italy, and Japan at the latest available date?


With my hon. and gallant Friend's permission, I will circulate the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The approximate numbers are as follow:

Active Service Personnel. Reserves.
U.S.A. 105,500 50,000 (a)
Japan 88,000 (b)
France 66,500 (c) (b)
Italy 53,000 (b)
(a) Excludes retired officers and men and Naval Reserve O.T.C. about 5,800 in all; also excludes Coastguard personnel.
(b) No recent numbers have been published.
(c) Includes about 2,670 port ratings.
These numbers are not strictly comparable owing to differences in the organisations of the various navies.

42. Lieut.-Commander AGNEW

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether the number of officers and men of the United States of America coastguard service are included in the return of the personnel and reserves of the United States of America; and what the present numbers are?


Officers and men of coastguard service are not included in the numbers given for the naval establishment.

The approximate numbers are:

Officers 1,200
Enlisted men 9,500

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