HC Deb 22 December 1915 vol 77 cc446-7
5. Mr. KING

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether members of the Anti-Aircraft (London) Corps have been in formed that, in the event of compulsory military service being introduced, no obstacles would be placed in the way of their being enlisted; and whether permission has been given or refused to such members to attest in their respective groups under Lord Derby's scheme?


As I stated in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Central Bradford on Monday last, all members of the Anti-Aircraft Corps who wish to join the Army have always been given their discharge and every facility has been afforded them. A considerable number of them have already sought their discharge from the corps in order to join the Army. Apart from this, it would not have been possible for them to attest under Lord Derby's scheme, since they were already enrolled in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.