HC Deb 18 March 1940 vol 358 cc1654-5W
Captain Markham

asked the Secretary of State for War what proportion of Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps men serving with the British Expeditionary Force have to carry rifles and bayonets and are available for guard or similar duties?

Sir V. Warrender

25 per cent, of the personnel of the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps are armed, but bayonets are not issued. The personnel should not normally be called on to perform guard duties,

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