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The latest available figures for trained UK regular armed forces requirements and trained UK
regular armed forces strengths for each service and rank are provided in the following tables.
|Naval service trained UK regular strengths( 1) and requirements by NATO rank|
|NATO rank||Requirement( 2)||Trained strength|
|Army trained UK regular strengths and requirements( 1) by NATO rank|
|NATO rank||Requirement( 5)||Trained strength|
|RAF trained UK regular strengths and requirements( 1) by NATO rank|
|NATO rank||Requirement( 6)||Trained strength|
|"-" = zero or rounded to zero.|
(1) Naval service strength figures include UK regular forces and full-time reserve service personnel filling regular posts. Army strength figures include trained UK regular forces and exclude Gurkhas, full-time reserve service personnel and mobilised reservists. RAF strength figures include UK regular forces and full-time reserve service personnel filling regular posts.
(2) Naval service requirements by rank are the planning liabilities as determined by the naval service. They do not match DASA's published total requirements, which are based on the ceilings set in the DP09 planning round.
(3) No services have personnel at NATO rank OF-10.
(4) The naval service has no personnel at substantive rank OR-3 and no requirement at this rank. Marines with a substantive rank of OR-2 but acting as corporal are recorded as paid rank OR-3, which aligns with the recognised rank of lance corporal in the Army.
(5) Army soldier RAL split by rank has been provided by DM(A).
(6) RAF requirements are as provided by RAF M&PC Mpr Reg. September 2009 liability was calculated by straight-line interpolation between DP08 1 April 2009 liability and DP09 1 April 2010 liability.
(7) The Royal Air Force has no personnel at NATO ranks OR-3 or OR-8.
1. Totals may not equal the sum of parts due to rounding. All numbers are rounded to the nearest 10 with numbers ending in 5 rounded to the nearest multiple of 20, to prevent systematic bias.
2. Due to ongoing validation of data from the joint personnel administration system, all strength figures are provisional and subject to review.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) required and (b) actual trained strength is of the Territorial Army (i) staff, (ii) Royal Armoured Corps, (iii) Royal Artillery, (iv) Royal Engineers, (v) Royal Signals, (vi) infantry, (vii) Army Air Corps, (viii) Royal Army Chaplains Department, (ix) Royal Logistics Corps, (x) Royal Army Medical Corps, (xi) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, (xii) Adjutant General's Corps, (xiii) Royal Army Veterinary Corps, (xiv) Small Arms School Corps, (xv) Royal Army Dentistry Corps, (xvi) Intelligence Corps, (xvii) Army Physical Training Corps and (xviii) Queen Alexandra's Royal Auxiliary Nursing Corps. 
Bill Rammell: The strength of the Territorial Army by Arm/Service as at 1 March 2007 is provided in the following table. A more recent breakdown by Arm/Service is not available, but the current overall strength of the TA, as at 1 September 2009, is at 34,380 subject to review. The requirement is only available for the Territorial Army as a whole.
|Stren gth of the Territorial Army by arm/s ervice as at 1 March 2007|
|Arm/ s ervice||Requirement||Total TA|
|n/a = Not available.|
* = Zero or rounded to zero.
1. Total TA include all personnel in Group A and B, Mobilised TA, OTC and NRPS, but excludes FTRS.
2. Non-Regular Permanent Staff (NRPS) include both Group A and B.
3. TA Group B consists mainly of soldiers serving with UOTC units.
4. Figures include personnel capbadged OTC only and therefore exclude personnel from other Arms/Services serving at UOTC units.
5. Figures have been rounded to 10; numbers ending in "5" have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.
The information by arm/service is available in the most recent Army Monthly Manning Report and the latest total figures are in the most recent Army Personnel Statistics Report, both of which are available in the Library of the House.
The following list shows the cancelled training exercises for the Territorial Army since 2007. The Department do not have central records relating to this prior to 2007. Exercises may be cancelled for a variety of reasons including effectiveness of delivery; value for money constraints; international policy dimensions and circumstances; operational constraints; and focus on current operations.
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