What is the Strength of UK Regulars by Religion?

Notwithstanding the major religions, the UK Armed Forces has a number of Regular personnel with a variety of other religions (see Table below). Religion [1] Naval Service [2] Army RAF Baha’i – ¬ – Druid ¬ ¬ 10 Jainist – – ¬ Kirati ¬ 120 ¬ Pagan 30 90 30 Rastafarian 40 160 20 Spiritualist 10… Read More

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What was the Strength of the RAF from 1918 to 2018?

Attached is a pdf outlining the total number of personnel within the Royal Air Force (RAF) between 1918 and 2018. The total number of RAF personnel peeked in 1944 at just under 1.2 million. In 2018, the number of RAF personnel was roughly the same as in 1920. Reference FOI 2018/04338 dated 27 March 2018.

What is the Fitness Information System Software (FISS)?

The Fitness Information System Software (FISS) is actually three different systems, one for each Service. The systems record Fitness levels of all Service Personnel and was a Defence Analytics & Statistics Agency (DASA) hosted system used by the three Services. The Naval Service FISS went live during January 2010, with the first full reporting period… Read More

What are the Parachute Regiment Combined Infantryman Course (CIC) Pass Rates for 2011-2-17?

The percentage of Parachute Regiment recruits who completed the 28-week Parachute Regiment Combined Infantryman Course (CIC PARA), aka P Company, between 2011 and 2017 is outlined in Table 1 below. Table 1: CIC PARA Pass Rates Training Year 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 & Pass 30% 39% 73% 48% 65% 33% You can read… Read More

What is the Number of Applicants Accepted into British Officer Training?

Below is the number of applicants accepted into British officer training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) of the British Army and the Britannia Royal Naval College (BRNC) of the Royal Navy by school type. Table 1: RMAS Entrants by School Type Training Year Independent School State School Total 2012/2013 280 320 590 2013/2014… Read More

What is the Number of RAF Personnel who Failed to Complete Phase 1 Basic Training (2010 to 2016)?

Table 1 highlights the number of Royal Air Force (RAF) recruits who completed their Phase 1 training  first time, re-took Phase 1 training, and those who withdrew between 2010 and 2016. Table 1: RAF Recruit Passes and Withdrawals Training Year 1st Time Passes Withdrawals [1] No. Who Re-Took Phase 1 2010/11 1020 110 220 2011/12… Read More

What is the Number of British Army Personnel who Fail to Complete Phase 1 Initial Training (2010 to 2016)?

Table 1 provides an outline of the numbers who either completed training or where discharged. Table 1: British Army discharge (DI) and output (OP)  Entry Type [1] 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 DI OP DI OP DI OP Regular Officer 80 580 50 650 70 630 CIC 830 1010 1250 2370 910 2170 CMS 750 4360 860… Read More