Recruitment.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — West Indies. – in the House of Commons on 18th February 1942.

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Dr. Morgan:

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is still to be the policy of His Majesty's Government not to recruit inhabitants of the West Indian Colonies in special West Indian regiments as has been done in all past wars; whether, having regard to the best use of man-power in African and tropical climates, such a policy will be reversed; and what special reasons exist for scattering West Indian volunteers in different British services and regiments rather than collecting them into West Indian regiments from different Colonies?