HC Deb 05 August 1943 vol 391 c2487W
Captain Gammans

asked the Secretary of State for War what qualifications are required for commissions in the Pioneer Corps; and whether ex-officers of the last war of suitable age and physical standard are eligible for commissions although they may not possess technical qualifications?

Mr. A. Henderson

In general any candidate for a commission in the Pioneer Corps, including ex-officers, must have the following qualifications:

For Labour Duties: experience in the handling of labour, particularly in the building and allied trades, or of dealing with goods in bulk quantities;

For Fire Fighting Wing fire fighting experience in the N.F.S. or a commercial firm;

For Accountants in Prisoner of War Camps: accounting experience.