ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY

5th September 2019

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what is the planned Establishment of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary; and what is its current strength at all Ranks against its Establishment numbers.

Mark Lancaster, Minister of State for the Armed Forces: The table below shows the Royal Fleet Auxiliary's workforce requirement, by rank and rate, as at 1 April 2019.

I am withholding the strength figures as their disclosure would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces.

 

 

 

RANK

REQUIREMENT

 

 

Commodore

2

Captain

53

Chief Officer

87

First Officer

125

Second Officer

215

Third Officer

145

Chief Petty Officer

124

Petty Officer

207

Leading Hand

274

Able Bodied Seaman*

735

Total

1,967

 

 

*or equivalent

 

 

Note: These figures are from the Royal Fleet Auxiliary's internal system and could differ from published figures.

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