Table 1

 Duration and frequency of deployments since 2000 for about a three year period, by service and combat role (regulars only). Values are numbers (percentages)

VariableTotal (n=5547)Royal Navy (n=568)Royal Marines (n=261)Army (n=3684)Royal Air Force (n=1034)Combat (n=1521)
Duration of deployment (months):
 <5 896 (16.2)52 (9.2)32 (12.3)520 (14.1)292 (28.2)130 (8.6)
 5-8 1811 (32.7)121 (21.3)54 (20.7)1221 (33.1)415 (40.1)414 (27.2)
 9-12 1630 (29.4)162 (28.5)83 (31.8)1163 (31.6)222 (21.5)512 (33.7)
 ≥13 1210 (21.8)233 (41.0)92 (35.3)780 (21.2)105 (10.2)465 (30.6)
No of deployments:
 13336 (60.1)386 (68.0)136 (52.1)2175 (59.0)639 (61.8)886 (58.3)
 21691 (30.5)146 (25.7)86 (33.0)1207 (32.8)252 (24.4)520 (34.2)
 ≥3520 (9.4)36 (6.3)39 (14.9)302 (8.2)143 (13.8)115 (7.6)