HC Deb 05 March 1940 vol 358 c230W
Mr. Daggar

asked the Secretary of State for War whether a man who has served in the Territorial Army for four consecutive four years' periods, making a total of 16 years, is now obliged to remain in His Majesty's Forces; and whether he is entitled to a gratuity for the 16 years' service?

Mr. Stanley

Under the Military and Air Forces (Prolongation of Service) Act, 1939, the term of service of a soldier who would otherwise be entitled to be discharged at an earlier date is deemed not to expire until the end of the emergency. No gratuity is admissible on completion of 16 years'service in the Territorial Army.