This is an entry in a year-long project to post-blog the demobilisation experience for British servicemen at the end of the Second World War. See here for an introduction to the project and here for a brief overview of the demobilisation process.
End of month accounting: on June 30, 1945, there were 4,653,000 men and 437,200 women in His Majesty's armed and auxiliary forces.
During March, 1946, 289,408 men and 30,759 women were released under the Class A scheme; 34,933 men and 270 women were released under the Class B scheme; with 335,547 men and 32,618 women being released in total (including miscellaneous discharges on compassionate and medical grounds).
Overall, since the start of demobilisation, 2,429,454 men and 261,607 women have been discharged from HM Forces.
Data from Fighting With Figures: A Statistical Digest of the Second World War (HMSO, 1995).