Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (494)

James Browne

Ceist:

494. Deputy James Browne asked the Minister for Defence the strength of the Reserve Defence Force as of 30 June 2020 with regard to each of the three services and each rank; the gender breakdown of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15610/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

The Reserve Defence Force (RDF) is comprised of the First Line Reserve (FLR), the Army Reserve (AR) and the Naval Service Reserve (NSR).

The most up to date figures available for the effective strength of the Army Reserve (AR) and Naval Service Reserve (NSR), as of 31 May 2020, are set out below:

EFFECTIVE

LT COL

COMDT

CAPT

LT

TOTAL OFFR

SM

BQMS

CS

CQMS

SGT

CPL

TOTAL NCO

PTE

TOTAL

AR

5

46

78

100

229

1

4

28

42

223

289

587

725

1541

NSR

0

4

7

5

16

0

4

5

0

7

25

41

65

122

The breakdown of females of the Army Reserve and Naval Service Reserve for the same period is as follows:-

EFFECTIVE

LT COL

COMDT

CAPT

LT

TOTAL OFFR

SM

BQMS

CS

CQMS

SGT

CPL

TOTAL NCO

PTE

TOTAL

AR

0

3

10

18

31

0

0

0

2

14

55

71

101

203

NSR

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

4

4

13

19

The substantive strength of the First line Reserve for the same period is as follows:-

FORMATION*

OFFR

NCO

PTE

TOTAL

ARMY

1

13

137

151

AIR CORPS

4

21

25

NAVAL SERVICE

3

14

87

104

TOTAL

4

31

245

280

*The gender breakdown of the FLR is not available

End of month returns are collated at the mid-month point of the following month and hence June 2020 returns are still being compiled by the military authorities.

Question No. 495 answered with Question No. 493.