HC Deb 13 December 1955 vol 547 c159W
69. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Secretary of State for War why it is a condition of the award of the Territorial Army efficiency medal that pre-war service in the Supplementary Reserve shall not count towards the award of the medal unless such service involved an annual training period.

Mr. F. Maclean

Because this medal was introduced for volunteers in recogniton of sacrifice of leisure over a number of years in order to become an efficient soldier.