HC Deb 10 May 1968 vol 764 c151W
Mr. Burden

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers and men in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines were serving in ships afloat in October, 1964; and what were the comparable figures at 30th April, 1968.

Mr. Foley

The number of Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel serving afloat varies widely from month to month according to ship dispositions. The following, however, are the numbers required:

Royal Navy Royal Marines Total
October, 1964 37,062 1,322 38,384
31st March, 1968 (latest figures available) 33,196 396 33,592

(These figures exclude locally entered personnel.)