HC Deb 02 June 1919 vol 116 c1699W

asked the Secretary of State for War what steps are being taken to train men in wireless and land-line telegraphy in order that the signallers in the Far East may be eventually released?


Training at the Signal Service Training Centre is still continuing, and there are at present about 2,000 potential reinforcements of all categories. As these become trained, they will be available for service wherever they are most required. It is not considered advisable to include in drafts partially trained men of these trades, and so incur the risk of a breakdown of communication. Arrangements are also being made for the provision of suitable men from other arms to assist the Signal Service.