Thursday, 4 November 2004

Questions (200)

Billy Timmins

Question:

197 Mr. Timmins asked the Minister for Defence the personnel strength of the Army, including Reserve Forces; the personnel strength of the Air Corps; the personnel strength of the Naval Service; the strength of any other Reserve Forces available; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27670/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Defence)

The strength of the Permanent Defence Force, comprising the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service and of the Reserve Defence Force as of 30 September 2004 is set out in the following table:

Number

Army

8,477

Air Corps

872

Naval Service

1,070

Total P.D.F.

10,419

First Line Reserve

408

F.C.A.

12,945

Slua Mhuirí

403

Total R.D.F.

13,756