§ 41. Sir Hugh O'Neill
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has considered the possibility of raising units for the Territorial Army in Northern Ireland?
§ The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Duff Cooper)
It is proposed to form a Territorial Army and Air Force Association for the County of Antrim and to entrust it with the responsibility for raising and administering certain units of Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers required for the manning of coast defences at Belfast, together with an auxiliary Air Force Squadron which will be formed by conversion of the Ulster Special Reserve Squadron. I am glad to announce that Viscount Massereene and Ferrard, Lord Lieutenant of the County, has consented to be president. I hope that the Association will be formed in the near future, and that recruiting for the units in question will start immediately.