HC Deb 09 November 1978 vol 957 c334W
Rev. Ian Paisley

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is proposed to retire all men in the Ulster Defence Regiment over the age limit of 55 years.

Mr. Robert C. Brown

Under the current rules soldiers can expect to serve only until they are 55. However, annual extensions can be granted up to a maximum age of 60 where it is in the interests of the regiment to do so.