HC Deb 21 February 1939 vol 344 c186
29. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the number and age limit of members of the Regular Army Reserve of Officers, what pay do they receive, and what training do they undergo?

Sir V. Warrender

The strength of the Regular Army Reserve of Officers on 1st January, 1939, was 9,340. Members of the Reserve are generally in receipt of retired pay, but do not receive pay as such. The age limit varies from 40 to 67 according to rank, arm of the Service, and date of retirement. As regards training, I would refer to the answer which my right hon. Friend gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Bootle (Mr. Errington) on 20th December last.

Sir A. Knox

Are the younger officers called up for periodical training with their units in order to rub up their knowledge?

Sir V. Warrender

This question is under consideration at the present moment, and I cannot add anything useful to the statement I have made.