HC Deb 09 February 1922 vol 150 c312W
Major GLYN

asked the Secretary of State for War whether any steps have been taken to encourage non-commissioned officers and men of the Royal Irish Constabulary to transfer to some other branch of His Majesty's forces; and whether special consideration will be given to the cases of those ex-officers and men of the Army who, in 1918–19, gave up a military career for that of one of service in the Royal Irish Constabulary?


Men discharged from the Royal Irish Constabulary are permitted to enlist or reenlist in the Army if eligible, but in view of reductions which are probable in Army establishments it is not proposed to offer them special inducements to do so. With regard to the last part of the question, the ex-officers and ex-soldiers who entered the Royal Irish Constabulary on demobilisation did not give up a military career. They were civilians when they joined or enlisted in the Royal Irish Constabulary.