HC Deb 12 October 1976 vol 917 c90W
28. Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total number of men and women in Great Britain's reserve forces; and how this was divided between the three Services at 1st October 1976.

Dr. Gilbert

At 1st September 1976 there were some 243,000 men and women in the United Kingdom reserve forces. Of these, Naval and Marine reserves comprised about 34,000, the army reserves about 176,000 and the Royal Air Force reserves about 33,000.