HC Deb 08 May 1940 vol 360 c1250W
Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider calling up at an expedited rate the outstanding men under 30 years of age, and of utilising to train them the services of officers who served with distinction in the last war but who are themselves too old for active service?

Mr. Stanley

The calling up of men is necessarily regulated by such considerations as the availability of training facilities and equipment. A large number of officers of the type mentioned have already been employed, but, owing to the developments that have taken place since their former service, they themselves require re-training before they can be used as instructors.