This annual National Statistical Notice provides summary information on deaths whilst in Service in 2017 among the UK Regular Armed Forces, and trends over the ten year period, 2008-2017. This information updates previous notices and includes new data for 2017. Following consultation in June 2017, the “Annual UK Regular Armed Forces Land Transport Accident Deaths” official statistic has been merged with this notice in Annex A. The information presented has been compiled from data held by Defence Statistics on 1 February 2018.
The data is presented for Tri-Service and separately for each of the services; Naval Service (Royal Navy and Royal Marines), Army (including Gurkhas) and Royal Air Force (RAF). This release provides information on the major categories of cause of death for the ten year period 2008-2017 also presenting comparisons to the UK general population and the number of on-duty Armed Forces Reservist deaths.
Ministry of Defence, 2018. Deaths in the UK Regular Armed Forces: Annual Summary and Trends over Time 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2017. Available at: <https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/694139/20180327_UK_Deaths_National_Statistic_2018_O.pdf>.