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Conscription and the Attlee GovernmentsThe Politics and Policy of National Service 1945–1951$

L. V. Scott

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198204213

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204213.001.0001

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(p.276) Appendix 1 Strength of the Armed Forces and Women’s Services and Expenditure on Defence, United Kingdom

(p.276) Appendix 1 Strength of the Armed Forces and Women’s Services and Expenditure on Defence, United Kingdom

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Conscription and the Attlee Governments
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Oxford University Press

Table A1.1. Strength of Armed Forces and Women’s Services, 1938–1951a (’000)

 

1938

1944

1945

1946

1947

1948

1949

1950

1951

Total

381

4,544

4,682

1,917

1,248

808

737

666

804

    Royal Navy

113

790

789

350

190

135

137

129

136

    Army

199

2,742

2,931

1,189

774

450

395

354

427

    Royal Air Force

70

1,011

963

439

285

222

205

183

241

Total reserves

426

 

 

 

128

157

207

219

277

    Territorial Army

168

 

 

 

19

43

69

78

110

Women’s Services

1

467

437

138

64

39

33

24

23

(a) At 30 June each year.

Source: Annual Abstract of Statistics, 90 (1955).

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Table A1.2. Expenditure on Defence, 1946–1951 (£m)

 

1946

1947

1948

1949

1950

1951

Defence spending

1,560

930

740

770

820

1,090

Total government spending

4,222

3,545

3,505

3,734

3,686

4,053

Source: Annual Abstract of Statistics, 92 (1955).