What was the Average Enlistment Age for the British Army (2011-2014)?

The average age on enlistment to the untrained Regular, other ranks only, between 2011 and 2014 was 20 years 8 months. This figure is based on those who joined the untrained Regular Army only (may include rejoiners) and therefore excluded all officers, Gurkhas, full-time reserve service (FTRS), mobilised reserves, Army Reserve, and all other reserves.… Read More

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The Number of Royal Engineers Promoted to Corporal & Sergeant, 2014 & 2015

Table 1 outlines the percentage of Royal Engineer Lance Corporals (LCpl) promoted to Corporal (Cpl) and Corporals promoted to Sergeant (Sgt) during the 2014 and 2015 promotion selection boards, for their 1st to 6th ‘looks’. Table 1: Number selected for promotion to Corporal or Sergeant Promotion Board 1st 2nd 3erd 4th 5th 6th Total Selected… Read More

What is the Number of WO1s in the Royal Artillery?

According to the British Army’s Army Personnel Centre, located in Glasgow, there were 48 WO1s (warrant officer’s class one) in the Royal Artillery in 2016. Two of these WO1s were Master Drivers. Reference FOI Request: FOI 2016-06991 dated 02 August 2016.

Merit: The Person or their Title?

“I weigh the man, not his title; ‘tis not the king’s stampcan make the metal better or heavier.” William Wycherley (1640-1715) From his play ‘The Plain Dealer’, which is a Restoration comedy first performed on 11 December 1676, and is based on Molière’s Le Misanthrope.