Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Department of Defence
Defence Forces Strength
The military authorities have advised that, as at 30thNovember 2019, 605 personnel were inducted into the Defence Forces and 10 serving soldiers were awarded a cadetship.
They have further advised that, on that date, the strength of the Permanent Defence Force (whole time equivalent), across all services was 8,751 personnel.
I am very much aware that there continues to be a shortfall between the current strength figures and those of the establishment and I remain committed to restoring the strength of the Defence Forces to 9,500.