The British Armed Forces have shrunk 1 per cent over the past quarter, with the Army more than 8 per cent below its manpower target for 2020.
The statistics paint a grim picture of how Capita's disastrous Recruiting Partnership Project, underpinned by a bespoke IT system for recruiters, is affecting the Army.
Figures - April - Year - Army - Cent
Newly released figures show that on 1 April this year the Army was 8.5 per cent short – 6,930 soldiers – of its headcount target of 82,000, a number the military must reach by next year. Intake – the number of recruits joining the Army – decreased over the past 12 months by 3.2 per cent, even as Navy and Air Force...