HC Deb 07 March 1946 vol 420 c103W
27. Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of deserters from the respective armed forces of the United Nations now at large in this country.

Mr. Ede: The following are the most recent available figures:

United Kingdom Forces.
Navy 3,000 *
Army 14,270
R.A.F 500
Canadian Forces 204
Forces of the U.S.A 328
Forces of other Allies 451
*This is the number of Naval deserters in all parts of the world. The number of Naval deserters at large in this country is not separately available.

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