HC Deb 27 January 1942 vol 377 c587W
Mr. Dobbie

asked the Secretary of State for War whether all members of the Armed Forces are subject to a medical examination before going overseas, and what standard of medical fitness is required for the passing of such medical examination?

Captain Margesson

Officers commanding units are responsible for ensuring that the medical classification of their units is at all times complete and up to date. Before mobilisation for overseas officers, nurses and other ranks who appear to be below the standard of fitness required for their unit are transferred to a unit where a lower standard of fitness is accepted or brought before a medical board. Between mobilisation and proceeding overseas weekly medical inspections are carried out to ensure freedom from infectious or contagious diseases. Only personnel of medical categories A and B are considered fit for overseas service.