HC Deb 14 January 1975 vol 884 cc65-6W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many men and women were employed in the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force, respectively, in the years 1944, 1954, 1964 and 1974, respectively.

Mr. William Rodgers

The information is as follows:

Males Females
As at 31st December 1944
RN/RM 792,000 73,000
Army 2,774,000 197,000
RAF 996,000 166,000
Nursing Services 21,000
Tri-Service totals 4,562,000 457,000

Innsworth, including the Royal Air Force Personnel Management Centre. I am unable to say at present what effect the defence review will have on these numbers.

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