HC Deb 15 July 1941 vol 373 cc472-3W
Dr. Little

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will take immediate steps to form all young men in Northern Ireland who are well affected to the State into a corps of yeomanry under skilled leadership to assist the military in case of invasion, as, owing to their knowledge of the country such a corps would be of inestimable value in retarding and overcoming the enemy.

Captain Margesson

No, Sir. I am satisfied that sufficient opportunities already exist for young men in Northern Ireland, who wish to serve their country in a military capacity. Apart from full-time service in the various branches of His Majesty's Forces, those in reserved occupations may join the Ulster Home Guard, where their knowledge of the country will be at the disposal of the Army Command in the event of invasion.