§ 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.