HC Deb 24 February 1948 vol 447 c309W
27. Mr. S. Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is continuing to pay gratuities to all men who joined the Army after the cessation of hostilities and whose term of service was conditioned by the words, "for emergency then existing," when they are demobilised.

Mr. Shinwell

To enable a soldier to qualify for an award of war gratuity, he must have rendered a period of not less than 180 days' reckonable Colour service up to 15th August, 1946, after which date service ceased to reckon for the award.