HC Deb 30 January 1951 vol 483 c694
5. Mr. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for War how long notice is normally given to soldiers before they are posted from one station to another.

Mr. Strachey

Wherever possible, at least two months' notice of posting is given. Shorter notice may be given when officers and other ranks are posted from a holding unit to more permanent duties or where they are posted as a result of operational necessity or on compassionate grounds.

Mr. Russell

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that recently two N.C.O.s who had their families living with them were posted from Germany back to this country at only five days' notice, and does he think that that is a reasonable amount of notice?

Mr. Strachey

Perhaps the hon. Member will let me have particulars.

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