HC Deb 12 March 1946 vol 420 cc195-6W
128. Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Secretary of State for War the numbers of Servicemen who have rejoined the three Services, respectively, on release; and what percentages of the release totals these represent.

Mr. Lawson

So far as the Army is concerned, no separate figures are kept for those who have re-enlisted after their release; they are included with all other types of voluntary enlistment. Since 27th December, I understand that 131 naval ratings have been accepted for further service on regular engagement. This represents .073 per cent. of the total releases from the Navy. In the case of the R.A.F., I understand that since 12th October, out of 2,320 airmen of ground trades who have applied, 686 have been accepted. This is equal to .2 per cent. of the total Class A releases in those trades. These figures exclude all officers and airmen air crew.