An internal survey conducted by the Ministry of Defence has revealed that more than three-quarters of British army officers are satisfied with their jobs.
A further 94 per cent of marines also gave a similar opinion, with 80 per cent rating their morale as either good or very good. The majority of those surveyed stated they felt proud to be working in the forces.
The research also suggested that factors such as job satisfaction, job security and pay are of the highest importance when it comes to retention within the Royal Navy, with promotion prospects and the effect of the job on families seen as being the biggest challenges.
Defence minister Derek Twigg commented: "The young men and women that I have spoken to whilst they serve their country in Iraq and Afghanistan tell me that their morale is high and that they are trained and equipped for the job."
Last month, a new recruitment campaign was launched by the British army in order to encourage more women and ethnic minorities to apply for army roles.