HC Deb 05 March 1940 vol 358 c233W
Mr. Pearson

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider instituting some means of storage for soldiers' kits at the point of embarkation in France, in order to obviate the carrying of heavy kit by soldiers for long distances when on leave to their homes from France?

Mr. Stanley

Men on leave from France in this country are not required to carry with them anything besides their rifles, webbing equipment and greatcoats. It is essential for them to retain these articles, as their units may move while they are on leave and they may return by a different route. The same practice was followed in the last war.