HC Deb 28 October 1943 vol 393 cc366-7
36. Mr. Gretton

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, seeing that engineering cadets, who are required to undergo courses of training at technical colleges to qualify them for commissioned rank in technical units of the Services are being subjected by uniformed persons to the accusation of being shirkers, he will provide for the issue to them of a distinctive uniform or badge?

Mr. Butler

Very many young men are properly engaged on essential work or training as civilians without uniform or badges, and the engineering cadets are not in any special position in this respect. I take this opportunity of emphasising the fact that the engineering cadets are performing the most valuable form of war service open to them individually.

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