HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 cc25-6W
86. Dr. King

asked the Secretary of State for War why the 5th Royal Innis-killing Dragoon Guards, after over a year's service in Korea, have been posted to the Suez Canal Zone where they will have no opportunity of seeing their families.

Mr. Head

The normal overseas tour for a Royal Armoured Corps regiment is 3 years and this regiment is moving to the Middle East to complete its tour. I am not in a position to say where exactly the unit will be located. But the officers and men will be on the same footing as those in other units as regards opportunities both for leave and of being joined by their families. In addition, they have earned Korean service leave which they will be able to take when they come back to this country.