HC Deb 12 November 1936 vol 317 cc1074-5W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is prepared to consider the recognition of the Legion of Frontiersmen in connection with the country's defence; if he is aware that many of its members, whose ages range from 35 to 65, are too old to join the Territorial Army, and those up to 45 years of age are not old enough to join the new Defence Reserve; and whether he is aware that these men would train themselves voluntarily in exchange for recognition?


My right hon. Friend appreciates the wishes of the Legion of Frontiersmen to assist in the country's defences but there are difficulties, which the Legion fully realise, in fitting their members as a body into the Army organisation. Certain suggestions regarding other possible activities have been made to the Legion and my right hon. Friend presumes that these are being considered.