HC Deb 29 February 1940 vol 357 c2269W
Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of transferring to home service all men aged 40 years and upwards who, as members of the Supplementary Reserve, are serving overseas, and should be replaced by drafts of younger soldiers from this country?

Sir V. Warrender

The men referred to are all tradesmen and specialists in technical corps. Any particular application for transfer to home service on compassionate grounds would be considered as in the case of any other soldier.