HC Deb 20 December 1955 vol 547 c281W
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