§ 19. Professor Savory (for
asked the Secretary of State for War whether the War Office is strictly adhering to the regulation that no member of His Majesty's Forces under 20 years of age is to be sent overseas?
§ The Financial Secretary to the War Office (Mr. Sandys)
In accordance with undertakings given to the House at the outbreak of war, the lower age limit for despatch overseas of soldiers called up under the National Service Act, 1939, is 20, and in the case of all other soldiers 19.
§ Mr. Sandys
As far as I know it has been very strictly observed, but my hon. Friend will appreciate that, of course, soldiers who are volunteers may go overseas at the age of 19.