HC Deb 01 February 1955 vol 536 c86W
73. Major Wall

asked the Secretary of State for War what steps are taken to give instruction to troops regarding the historical and cultural backgrounds of the colonial or foreign territories in which they are stationed.

Mr. F. Maclean

Background courses and language classes are held for troops newly posted abroad and regular instruction in the local geography, history, culture and economy is given thereafter. The historical and cultural background of colonial and foreign countries also frequently plays an important part in the discussions on current affairs which are, of course, held in all units at home and abroad.