HC Deb 15 June 1920 vol 130 cc1093-4W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether ex-service men with long experience of actual warfare are being refused permission to rejoin the Territorial Force on the ground that they are an inch or two below the regulation height; and whether their war record should be regarded as a sufficient guarantee of suitability?


An Instruction will shortly be issued to all concerned stating that in future men who have served for six months or over during the late War (prior to 11th November, 1918) will, provided they are otherwise eligible and medically fit, be allowed to join the Territorial Army even though they do not fulfil the physical standard laid down in the Regulations.

1918, and that no further information regarding him is available?


I am making inquiries, and will let the hon. and gallant Member know the result as soon as possible.

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