HC Deb 20 April 1943 vol 388 c1528
34. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Secretary of State for War whether in view of the German custom of setting fire to all inhabited places before evacuation he will give instructions that qualified firemen, with air-raid experience, properly recommended and called to the Colours, shall be permitted to join the Army Fire Service, even if of A1 category?

Sir J. Grigg

I explained the arrangements for providing men for the Army Fire Fighting Service in an answer I gave my hon. and gallant Friend on 20th October last. If necessary, men from intakes will also be used, particularly those with previous experience which renders them suitable for this service. But men in A1 medical category will normally be sent to arms where they are more urgently needed.