HC Deb 15 June 1945 vol 411 c1898W
Major Conant

asked the Secretary of State for War, what is the average length of overseas service of British officers serving with the Indian Army; and to what extent this period has been reduced in the past six months.

Sir J. Grigg

I understand my hon. and gallant Friend is referring to officers of the British service attached to units of the Indian Army. In December, 1944, a considerable number of these officers had served continuously overseas for longer than the period of 3 years 8 months applicable to officers and men serving in India and S.E.A.C. By the end of this month only very few will have been overseas longer than 3 years 8 months, and the period will gradually be reduced in accordance with the statement I made in the Debate on 8th June.

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