HC Deb 24 July 1940 vol 363 c819W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for War whether in the case of the award of honours to the rank and file for gallantry in France, he is selecting from the lists all recipients suitable for the granting of commissions?

Mr. Eden

Recommendations have been called for from all arms which served with the British Expeditionary Force or the North-Western Expeditionary Force of those men who proved themselves to be cool and competent leaders and to be otherwise suitable for commissions.