HC Deb 27 February 1919 vol 112 c1972W
Captain Viscount WOLMER

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the number of men over forty-one years of age detained at Blandford Camp in idleness, while many younger men are being demobilised; and whether he will give instructions that these older men should be demobilised as soon as possible?

Major-General SEELY

There are 122 men over forty-one years of age at Blandford. The majority of them are engaged on work in which they have special experience, and which is essential to the demobilisation of others. Airmen reach Blandford every day from all parts of the world for demobilisation, and those over forty-one years of age are being released as quickly as possible. Four hundred and forty-nine such men have already been demobilised from Blandford.