HC Deb 23 June 1948 vol 452 c146W
95. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he is aware that Brigadier Leash, a British brigadier, is in command of the Arab Legion forces in Jerusalem; and on what conditions he has been loaned or seconded to the King of Transjordan.

Mr. McNeil

Mr. N. O. Lash, to whom my hon. Friend presumably refers, is not and never has been a British brigadier. He first joined the Arab Legion in 1934 and, in 1939, in order to enable him to qualify for a pension, was posted to the Palestine Government Service in which he attained the substantive rank of Superintendent of Police. He is one of the three individuals, mentioned in my right hon. Friend's reply of 26th May, who chose to terminate their connection with the Colonial Service at the end of the Mandate.

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