HC Deb 08 September 1942 vol 383 c39
76. Mr. Hewlett

asked the Secretary of State for War how many regular soldiers with the rank of Brigadier or higher are employed at the present time in Air Defences, Great Britain, services; and whether he will more usefully employ such officers on overseas service and fill their present positions in this country by Territorial officers?

Sir J. Grigg

It is not in the public interest to give this information, but a considerable proportion of officers of the rank of Brigadier and upwards employed in the Air Defence of Great Britain are Territorials. I cannot accept the suggestion in the last part of the Question that regular officers, in the higher ranks, employed on the Air Defence of Great Britain could necessarily be more usefully employed elsewhere.