§ 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.