HC Deb 26 March 1946 vol 421 cc198-9
38. Mr. Erroll

asked the Secretary of State for War what courses are at present available for Regular officers at the Military College of Science and its branches; what is the maximum complement for each course; and how many students are actually on these courses at the present time.

Mr. Lawson

As the answer is rather long, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The two courses which have been available at the School of Tank Technology are a Technical Adjutants Course R.A.C., and an Advanced Gunnery Course, R.A.C. There is no course of the former type in progress at present and the latter has been discontinued. The school is at present in the process of reorganisation. It is hoped to start an advanced course for tank technicians, and courses for instructors tank gunnery and tank technical officers by August. The school's complement of 39 will then be filled from present applicants. Instruction at the Artillery Equipment School and the Fire Control School was suspended on 1st March to allow these schools to move to the new location of the Military College of Science at Shriven- ham. At that time the following courses were in progress: War Advanced Class in Artillery Equipments, Small Arms Technical Course, four long Gunnery Staff Courses, Inspecting Ordnance Officers Course, two Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Field Artillery Equipments Courses. One hundred and forty-seven officers were on these courses out of a maximum complement of 195.