§ Mr. Malcolm Macmillan
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in some Highland regiments recruited on a Territorial basis two and more men from the same family serve in the same company; and whether he will, while encouraging this while the units are on home service, arrange for their dispersal before going into action abroad?
§ Mr. Stanley
Men of the same family often wish to serve in the same unit or sub-unit. If a transfer to another sub-unit is asked for before a unit goes overseas, I have no doubt that the commanding officer would give careful consideration to the request, but such a transfer might involve the removal of a specialist or of a vital member of a team.