HC Deb 12 May 1947 vol 437 cc120-1W
Mr. Sharp

asked the Secretary of State for War whether disabled ex-Servicemen and those unfit for military duties are eligible for appointment as civilian clerks to newly-formed T.A. regiments; and why Mr. Fred Hepworth, a former Regular soldier who, subject to medical examination, was appointed civilian clerk to 259, S.P., Field Regiment, R.A., T.A., at Fenton Street Drill Hall, Leeds, is not now regarded as medically fit to hold this position

Mr. Bellenger

Employment in these posts is conditional on enlistment into the Territorial Army. Normally enlistments into Royal Artillery units of the Territorial Army are confined to men of medical categories Ai and A2. Mr. Hepworth was, unfortunately, found unfit to be placed in either of those categories and was, therefore, not medically fit for service in the Territorial Army.