You should phone the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on their UK contact number 020 7218 9000 if you have enquiries about the recruitment process for the British Armed Forces, queries about its pension scheme or if you would like to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.


General Enquiries – 020 7218 9000

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is a ministerial department that is responsible for implementing the national security and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces. Accordingly, the MoD ensures that the Royal Navy, Marines, British Army and Royal Air Force have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work. You can therefore phone the Ministry of Defence on their UK contact number 020 7218 9000 if you have any specific enquiries regarding the recruitment process to become a member of the Armed Forces. Notably, callers may have queries relating to applying directly to the British Army as someone on active duty or as a reserve. Moreover, you may have questions about an Armed Forces pension or working for the Ministry of Defence as a member of the UK Civil Service. However, callers are advised to ask for the address of their nearest Armed Forces recruitment centre to receive further information before applying for any MoD jobs.

You should also call the Ministry of Defence on the following contact number 020 7218 9000 to make a Freedom of Information (FOI) request provided that the document you are looking for has not already been made available to the public in a prior press release. You can therefore use this number to ask what makes a FOI request successful or unsuccessful and what to do if your case has been refused.


Cost of Calling the MoD

The Ministry of Defence uses a telephone number with a London area code, meaning that calls will cost the same per-minute rate as any local call made from a UK landline or mobile phone. However, the MoD will be free to contact if your landline deal includes free calls to local rate numbers or if your mobile tariff has inclusive free minutes. The contact hours for the UK Ministry of Defence are 8am-6pm Monday to Friday with phone lines closed on Sundays.


Ministry of Defence London Address

If you have been unable to contact the Ministry of Defence on the telephone number provided 020 7218 9000, you will also be able to make any formal enquiries in writing, with correspondence being sent to the address of their London office: Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2HB, United Kingdom.