§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
No, Sir. In expressing to me, as he did, his desire to follow his Chief into retirement, General Childs gave no reasons. I am well aware, however, that he had been feeling the strain of this very heavy and responsible post, to which he was appointed seven years ago after long and strenuous Army service. In order that 200 there may be no misunderstanding, it is probably desirable that I should add that General Childs' retirement is in no way connected, directly or indirectly, with any inquiry into the affairs of the Criminal Investigation Department.