HC Deb 18 December 1916 vol 88 c1122
37. Mr. TOUCHE

asked if it is now the practice to refuse applications of noncommissioned officers who are recommended by their commanding officers for commissions as signal masters in the signal service, and whose applications are well supported by their military superiors, if the candidate's age is over forty-one years, notwithstanding that his commanding officer reports him to be so physically active as to be able to carry out any duties which he may be called upon to perform in that capacity, or is there any other age limit?


It has been found necessary to fix a limit of age for applicants for general service cadetships in the signal service. Vacancies for signal masterships are few and applicants many, so that the fact that a commanding officer recommends a candidate does not necessarily imply that he will obtain a cadet-ship.