HC Deb 05 March 1940 vol 358 c230W
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.