HC Deb 08 October 1946 vol 427 cc35-6W
Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Prime Minister whether, as an efficiency award has been granted to officers and other ranks of the Territorial Army and the A.T.S., he will grant a similar award to other soldiers for long and meritorious service, such as men who, having served overseas as officers on the Special Reserve with the 1914–18 war, served again overseas as Emergency Reserve Officers in the 1939–46 war.

The Prime Minister

The Efficiency Decoration and the Efficiency Medal were instituted in 1930 in succession to the previous similar awards granted for some decades in the Territorial and Volunteer Forces. They mark the special character of service in the Territorial Army, and it is not proposed to recommend the institution of any new awards of this nature for the regular Forces or for Emergency Reserve Officers, in addition to the various forms of recognition already available.

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