FOI release

Armed forces strengths, casualty figures and medical discharges

MOD response to an FOI request for armed forces strengths, casualty figures and medical discharges relating to cancer (including Multiple Myeloma).

Detail

MOD response to a Freedom of Information request dated 14 November 2013 for annual strengths of the UK regular armed, including Gurkhas and full time reserve service from 1992 to 2012.

This also included a request for casualties figures for personnel who died whilst in-service and who were given a primary cause of death or had a contributory cause of death as cancer (including Multiple Myeloma Cancer).

The number of UK service personnel who deployed to the Gulf 1 conflict including serving personnel and veteran personnel with a cancer registration 1991 to 2012.

The number of UK serving personnel medically discharged with principal or a contributory cause of cancer (including Multiple Myeloma Cancer) 1995 to 2013.

For pensions and compensation this was to include the number of ex-service personnel

  • in receipt of an armed forces pension
  • in receipt of a war pension (including those with cancer)
  • the number service and ex-service personnel in receipt of Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (including cancer).