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United Kingdom Military 2010
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SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES

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United Kingdom Military 2010
SOURCE: 2010 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2010

Military branches:
Army, Royal Navy (includes Royal Marines), Royal Air Force (2009)

Military service age and obligation:
16-33 years of age (officers 17-28) for voluntary military service (with parental consent under 18); women serve in military services, but are excluded from ground combat positions and some naval postings; as of October 2009, women comprised 12.1% of officers and 9% of enlisted personnel in the regular forces; must be citizen of the UK, Commonwealth, or Republic of Ireland; reservists serve a minimum of 3 years, to age 45 or 55; 16 years of age for voluntary military service by Nepalese citizens in the Brigade of Gurkhas; 16-34 years of age for voluntary military service by Papua New Guinean citizens (2009)

Manpower available for military service:
males age 16-49: 14,729,500
females age 16-49: 14,125,600 (2008 est.)

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 12,123,900
females age 16-49: 11,616,769 (2009 est.)

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 393,892
female: 376,351 (2009 est.)

Military expenditures:
2.4% of GDP (2005 est.)


NOTE: The information regarding United Kingdom on this page is re-published from the 2010 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United Kingdom Military 2010 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United Kingdom Military 2010 should be addressed to the CIA.






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