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United Kingdom Military 2012

SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











United Kingdom Military 2012
SOURCE: 2012 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 23,

Military branches:
Army, Royal Navy (includes Royal Marines), Royal Air Force (2010)

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: 14,856,917
[see also: Manpower available for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 14,307,316 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower available for military service - female country ranks ]

Manpower fit for military service:
males age 16-49: 12,255,452
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - male country ranks ]
females age 16-49: 11,779,679 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower fit for military service - female country ranks ]

Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually:
male: 383,989
[see also: Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually - male country ranks ]
female: 365,491 (2010 est.)
[see also: Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually - female country ranks ]

Military expenditures:
2.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 53
[see also: Military expenditures country ranks ]


NOTE: 1) The information regarding United Kingdom on this page is re-published from the 2012 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of United Kingdom Military 2012 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about United Kingdom Military 2012 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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