§ 54. Mr. Langford-Holt
asked the Secretary of State for War how many officers have applied to leave the Army during the last 12 months; and for what reason.
§ Mr. Head
During the 12 months which ended on 30th September, 739 officers applied to resign or retire from the Army, 670 of these applications were approved and the reasons given are contained in the table below.
Reason for application to resign or retire No. To take civilian employment 201 To run family business or estate 28 To farm 1181 Ordination 11 For domestic, personal or financial reasons 107 Dissatisfied with Service conditions 39 Miscellaneous (including emigration, to take up appointment as retired officer, etc.) 266 Total 670