HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 cc339-40W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is, from the latest available figures, the strength of the Corps of Royal Marines; and what was the latest date in its history at which it was of comparable numbers.

Mr. Speed

The current trained strength of the Corps of the Royal Marines is 6,807 officers and other ranks. This is the highest level since 1978.

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