HC Deb 22 May 1912 vol 38 cc2051-2W

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether he will give a return showing the total number of officers and men in the land forces of Great Britain and Ireland, France, Austria, Russia, and Germany (including Prussia), respectively, in the year 1910?

Colonel SEELY

The hon. Gentleman presumably desires information in continuation of the return presented to Parliament on 24th February, 1908 (No. 67). The figures are as follows:—

British Troops—
At Home 127,788
In Colonies 38,796
In India 77,817
Total British Troops 244,401
Native Troops—
In Colonies 7,872
In India 173,251
Total Native Troops 181,123
Total Active List 425,624
Reserves, Regular 135,712
Reserves, Special 63,086
Territorial Force 270,360
Territorial Reserve 220
Indian Army Reserves 37,422
Indian Volunteers 38,540
Total Reserves 545,340
Total British Laud Forces 970,864
Active List 608,000
Reserves 3,869,000
Total 4,477,000
Active List 425,365
Reserves 2,265,000
Total 2,690,365
Active List 1,209,686
Reserves 5,529,732
Total 6,739,418
Active List Reserves 622,520
Reserves 4,l46,000
Total 4,708,520