HC Deb 06 June 1939 vol 348 cc196-7
23. Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, having in view the fact that Lincolnshire in England, Fife in Scotland, and Flint in Wales, are the first counties to complete their unit establishments of the Territorial Army, he will make any suitable recognition to the county authorities concerned?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Information received since I answered my hon. and gallant Friend on 23rd May last now indicates that Westmorland was, in fact, the first county in England to complete its increased establishment, the date being 6th May. Congratulations have been sent to all units which have reached their full strength.

Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

Is it not a fact that Westmorland has not a separate Territorial Association, but is joined with Cumberland?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

Nothing can detract from the enthusiasm of Lincolnshire.