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Thursday, 31 May 1973
Page: 3040

Mr Bourchier asked the Minister for the Army, upon notice:

(1)   How many National Servicemen were there immediately prior to 1 December 1972.

(2)   How many Regular Army personnel were there on 1 December 1972.

(3)   How many National Service trainees transferred or joined as regular servicemen.

Mr Barnard - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   11,848 national servicemen were serving as at 30 November 1972.

(2)   29,669 Australian Regular Army personnel were serving as at 30 November 1972. This figure includes women's services and CMF on full time duty but excludes Pacific Islanders.

(3)   A total of 1371 national servicemen have enlisted in the regular Army since the inception of National Service. Between 30 November 1972 and 31 March 1973 68 former national servicemen re-enlisted in the Australian Regular Army.

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