HC Deb 14 October 1915 vol 74 c1489W

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether he will consider the advisability of allowing officers and men of Volunteer Training Corps of not less than twelve months' service to join the National Reserve for Home Defence under Clause IV. of the National Reserve Regulations, thus putting them on the same footing in this respect as members of the old volunteer corps, the Royal Naval Reserve, and other similar bodies?


This proposal, if adopted, would place members of the Volunteer Training Corps in a much more favourable position than ex-members of recognised Forces of the Crown who, in order to be eligible for enrolment in the National Reserve, must have served not less than three years. It is not considered advisable to relax the qualifications required to render men eligible to join the National Reserve.