Pioneer Corps.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 7 May 1940.

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

The National Service (Armed Forces) Act, 1939, does not provide for the registration of men over the age of 41, and, in any case, I am not satisfied that it would be desirable to apply any measure of compulsion to men between 40 and 50 before younger men have been called up. Every effort is being made to stimulate voluntary recruiting for the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps, and the numbers coming in are, for the present, satisfactory.