Rank Structure of uk regular forces....

rusty92

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Ive been after something like that for sometime, Wanted to compare the rank of a marine to the Navy Etc.. Good find!.

Thanks mate
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An excellent find!

What is also interesting is the links across the top giving a breakdown of manning numbers from 1990 to present day.

Very handy for those attending AIB.
 

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An excellent find!

What is also interesting is the links across the top giving a breakdown of manning numbers from 1990 to present day.

Very handy for those attending AIB.
Looking at the graphs for both officer and other-rank numbers it shows a large decrease through the 1980s finally leveling out at 1994/95 onwards. Is that dramatic fall and subsequent stabilisation a result of the end of the Cold War, or are there other factors involved?
 

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A swift answer is there has been a large down-sizing of the RAF & Navy, but less so with regard the RM & Army since the cold war as there's been a reappraisal of the strategic defence review.

In general terms there's always been a struggle to recruit Infantry troops in sufficient numbers, particularly in the elite areas which have such stringent selection standards.

In many respects that's the reason for this site as one of many initiatives to try and educate, assist & inform those who express an interest.
 

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A swift answer is there has been a large down-sizing of the RAF & Navy, but less so with regard the RM & Army since the cold war as there's been a reappraisal of the strategic defence review.
At the same time theres a increase in NHS middlemanagement?! I smell a conspiracy!:bigsmile:
 

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What I think is the most interesting thing about these stats is the female ratios. In comparison with the New Zealand Defence Force they are completely different! Where the ratio is 9.5% chicks for the RN it is 25% in the RNZN. That is a massive difference. Admittedly the all-male RM would contribute to a lowering of the ratio but that doesn't change it by that much. It is a similar story when comparing the other services too. Interesting.
 
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