HC Deb 31 January 1966 vol 723 cc165-6W
Mr. Ron Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers and men, now serving in the Territorial Army in the City of Carlisle, will become redundant as a result of reorganisation of the Territorial Army.

Mr. Reynolds

The number serving currently in the Territorial Army in Carlisle is 342. The establishment of the unit of the Army Volunteer Reserve to be located in Carlisle will be 115. Until 1st April, 1969, however, strengths will be allowed to exceed establishment within specified limits as set out in the White Paper on the Reorganisation of the Army Reserves. Individuals may also volunteer for those units of the Army Volunteer Reserve raised on a countrywide basis. Whether there will be further opportunities for service will depend on the outcome of the Government's consideration of the contribution military units might make to Home Defence.

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