HC Deb 25 February 1966 vol 725 c154W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers of the Services are sent each year to universities; and what are the numbers, Service by Service.

Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu

Including university cadets, the numbers of officers who entered civilian universities in the last two academic years were:

1964 1965
Royal Navy 4 24
Army 33 48
Royal Air Force 78 55
115 127

In addition the following started degree courses at the Royal Naval Engineering College, Manadon, the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham, or the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell:

1964 1965
Royal Navy 72 79
Army 40 62
Royal Air Force 47 24
159 165

We expect that in 1966 about 160 officers and cadets will go to civilian universities and about 200 will start degree courses at Service colleges.