Army Service Corps and Ordnance Corps.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 30th January 1940.

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Photo of Sir Joseph Leech Sir Joseph Leech , Newcastle upon Tyne West

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will appoint to the Army Service Corps or to the Royal Ordnance Corps, or to employment in unskilled work, or as learners, or clerical workers, in firms, other than engineering firms, supplying the Government, men aged between 25 and 30 years who have applied for commissions in the fighting forces and for whom training or commissions cannot yet be provided?

Photo of Hon. Oliver Stanley Hon. Oliver Stanley , Westmorland

Those who desire commissions, other than members of the Army Officers' Emergency Reserve, must first serve in the ranks in the ordinary way, and they can enlist voluntarily. My hon. Friend's suggestion of other employment is not one with which the War Office would be concerned.