HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 c821W
Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current strength of each of the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force reserves.

Mr. William Rodgers

The strengths at 30th September 1975 were as follows:

RN Reserve 5,856
Retired and Emergency List Officer 8,119
Royal Navy Reserve of Retired Officers 1,275
Royal Fleet Reserve 4,770
Pensioners (having an active capablility) 12,627
Total: 32,647
RM Reserve 1,008
Retired and Emergency List 552
Royal Marines Reserve of Retired Officers 82
Royal Fleet Reserve 535
Pensioners (having an active capablility) 1,190
Total: 3,647
Volunteer Reserve 59
Royal Auxiliary Air Force 251
Royal of Officers 838
Retired Reserve 9,905
Class E Reserve 4,538
Pensioners (having an active capablility) 17,055
Total: 32,646