HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 cc68-9W
Mr. Callaghan

asked the Minister without Portfolio the strength of the three Armed Services on VE-Day.

Mr. Alexander

The following figures of the strengths of the three Services at 18th June, 1945, the nearest date for which figures are readily available, were included in a statement issued to the Press published on 3rd October, 1945:

Navy 772,000
Army 2,962,400
R.A.F 955,000
Total 4,689,400
W.R.N.S 73,000
A.T.S 197,700
W.A.A.F. 155,000
Nursing Services 21,600
Total 447,300
Total Men and. Women
All Services 5,136,700