This publication provides information on the number of Military Personnel in (defined as the strength), joining (intake) and leaving (outflow) the UK Armed Forces. Detail is provided for both the Full-time Armed Forces and Reserves. The recent trends in personnel numbers in this report relate to the targets outlined in the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) 2015 and the Future Reserves 2020 (FR20) programme. Prior to SDSR 2015, publications reported against SDSR 2010, the Three Month Exercise (3ME), Army 2020 and the Future Reserves 2020 (FR20) programme.
Ministry of Defence, 2018. UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics 1 October 2018. Available at: <https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/755982/1_Oct_2018_SPS.pdf>.