HC Deb 22 July 1936 vol 315 c461W

asked the Secretary of State for War which divisions of the Territorial Army are proving most successful in their efforts to recruit up to establishment?


On 1st March last the 51st (Highland) Division held pride of place with a strength of approximately 8,630, its nearest competitor being the 50th (Northumbrian) Division with a strength of 8,380. The 51st Division is still in the lead with a strength on 1st July of 9,070, but the 50th Division has narrowed the gap slightly, with a strength of 8,890, while the 53rd (Welsh) and 42nd (East Lancashire) Divisions, with 8,800 and 8,770, respectively, are hot on the heels of the leaders. Particular credit is due to the 52nd (Lowland) Division, which has risen in four months from 7,290 to 8,260, and to the 1st (London) Anti-Aircraft Division which has risen over the same period from 5,270 to 6,450.