Captain R. Adams
asked the Secretary of State for War the number employed on the H.Q. staff of 54 Area C.M.F. on 1st May, 1945, and the latest date available; together with the number of troops under command on the same two dates.
§ Mr. Lawson
The strength on 1st May, 1945, was 32 officers and 142 other ranks, and on 3rd November, 1945, was 18 officers and 100 other ranks. The troops in the area numbered 56,126 on the earlier date and 32,792 on the later date.