HC Deb 18 December 1945 vol 417 cc1122-3
109. Mr. Lipson

asked the Secretary of State for War why men in Groups 26 to 29 in the 5th Surrey Regiment are to be sent to the M.E.F., in view of the fact that many of them will soon have to be brought back to this country for demobilisation.

Mr. Bellenger

I assume the hon. Member is referring to the 57th Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A. (T.A.), which before 1938 was the 5th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment. This unit is in C.M.F. and is not under orders for M.E.F. If the Question relates to men now on leave in the United Kingdom, such men must return to their unit in the ordinary way, except those in Group 26, who are being ordered to remain here in view of the comparative imminence of their release.