HC Deb 12 October 1943 vol 392 c757W
Sir R. Young

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, when members of the Home Guard are discharged from service on medical grounds, they receive a form of discharge, or whether, in the absence of a signed discharge, they are informed why their service is no longer required; and by whom And in what manner?

Sir J. Grigg

The answer to the first part of the Question is "No, Sir." The immediate commander carrying out the discharge would inform the man of the reason.

Mr. Hutchinson

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the issue of chevrons of a distinctive colour for service in the Local Defence Volunteers and Home Guard?

Sir J. Grigg

As announced by the Prime Minister on 3rd August the Home Guard will follow the Army practice in this respect and will be entitled to wear chevrons for their years of service. In view of these arrangements it is thought undesirable to issue a special chevron to the Home Guard.