A Freedom of Information Act question was answered last week with figures that revealed the following:
For the Army, from 1 March 2011 and 1 February 2014, over a fifth of its full time trained strength was either medically non deployable or medically limited.
At the point at which these figures were published, out of the Army’s 87k trained strength, just under 28k had been medically non-deployable.
It seems that at the point at which the figures were published, 9% of the Army and 10% of the Armed Forces as a whole, was medically non-deployable.
In 1994, the Army’s trained strength was 123k. When fully reduced (by 2020), these figures suggest that it will have just 65k people able to deploy…