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Army Personnel figures - Armed Forces - a1a3 - British Army - Statistics - Strength and Deployment of British Army 2014 - Number of serving soldiers and Officers
Army Personnel figures - Armed Forces - a1a3 - British Army - Statistics - Strength and Deployment of British Army - Number of serving soldiers and Officers

STATISTICS

BRITISH ARMY STRENGTH

Personnel Summary (Early 2015)
Army Trained Strength
Officers 12,300 (includes 110 Gurkha officers)
Soldiers 71,400 (includes 2,540 Gurkhas)

TOTAL

83,340 (3,950 under requirement)

The Army 2020 plan calls for 82,000 trained regular personnel and 30,000 trained reserves an army consisting of 112,000 personnel.


Army Untrained Strength
Officers 760
Soldiers 5,860 (includes 70 Gurkhas)

Army - Intake to the Training Organisations - Year ending Dec 2014

2014

1980/81

Officers 540 1,489
Soldiers 6,840 27,382

7,380

28,871
Note: 1980/81 figures are given for comparison

Strength of the Regular Army (2015)
Armour 9 x Regiments
Royal Artillery 13 x Regiments
Royal Engineers 10 x Regiments
Infantry 31 x Battalions (plus 1 public duties Coy)
Army Air Corps 4 x Regiments
Signals 11 x Regiments
Equipment Support 6 x Battalions
Logistics 12 x Regiments
Medical Regiments/Field Hospitals 9 x Major Units
Military Police 4 x Regiments
Intelligence 3 x Battalions


In general these Battalions/Regiments are commanded by Lt Colonels and have a strength of between 500 and 800 personnel.


Army Reserve Order of Battle (Mid 2015)
Infantry 14 x Battalions
Armour 4 x Regiments
Royal Artillery 7 x Regiments
Royal Engineers 4 x Regiments
Special Air Service 2 x Regiments
Royal Signals 4 x Regiments
Equipment Support 2 x Battalions
Logistics 12 x Regiments
Intelligence Corps 4 x Battalions
Aviation 1 x Regiment
Medical 15 Hospitals
Total

70


Notes:
Total includes Medical Regiments and Field Hospitals

Trained Regular Personnel by Arm and Service (2015)
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Strength

Staff 760
The Household Cavalry/ Royal Armoured Corps 5,490
Royal Regiment of Artillery 7,330
Corps of Royal Engineers 9,840
The Infantry 25,840
Army Air Corps 2,000
Royal Army Chaplains Department 140
Royal Signals 8,140
The Royal Logistics Corps 14,760
Royal Army Medical Corps 3,000
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers 9,660
Army Legal Service 120
Royal Army Veterinary Corps 370
Small Arms School Corps 160
Royal Army Dental Corps 340
Intelligence Corps 1,680
Army Physical Training Corps 460
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps 880
Adjutant General's Corps 6,120
Corps of Army Music 780


The following table may be of interest to see how the Army has diminished in strength in the past 100 years.

100 Years Ago - Strength of the British Army (as at 1 Jan 1905)
Regular Army 195,000
Colonial Troops or Native Indian Corps 14,000
Army Reserve 80,000
Militia 132,000
Yeomanry (Cavalry) 28,000
Totals 449,000
Note: Regular forces in India totalled 74,500
Three years previously Regular Army Totals by Corps were:
Household Cavalry 1,390
Cavalry of the Line 20,200
Horse Artillery 3,483
Field Artillery 15,509
Mountain Artillery 1,200
Garrison Artillery 18,400
Royal Engineers 7,130
Foot Guards 5,873
Infantry of the Line 132,332
Colonial Corps 5,217
Army Service Corps 3,555
Ordnance Staff 920
Armourers 352
Medical Services 2,993
. 218,554
The force reduction was due to the drawdown following the end of the war in South Africa