§ Sir Richard Glyn
asked the Secretary of State for War what is the wastage by discharge from the British Army of the Rhine; and what proportion of recently enlisted men is discharged in the first 12 months of their engagement.
§ Mr. Ramsden
The number discharged from the British Army of the Rhine in 1963 for any reason, including normal termination of their engagement, was about 4,500.
In the Army as a whole about 28 per cent. of recruits waste out in the first 12 months of their engagement, but about two-thirds of these go in the first three months of their engagement.
In 1963, the wastage in the Army as a whole was 8.8 per cent., compared with 9 per cent. in 1962.