HC Deb 08 July 1941 vol 373 cc55-6W
Dr. Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for War whether map-reading, as a practical necessary study, is taught to members of the Home Guard battalions in the different commands of the country; how many map-reading teachers have been recognised; and how many courses of map-reading have been organised as a practical field study?

Captain Margesson

Map-reading is one of the subjects laid down in the Home Guard training syllabus and a pamphlet on map-reading has been issued to every Home Guard section. Map-reading instruction is usually given by Home Guard officers, permanent staff instructors or personnel of affiliated Regular units. In addition, a specialist map-reading teacher is employed at the Home Guard schools, where students receive instruction in this subject as part of their course.