Royal Army Medical Corps (Recalled Officers).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 21st July 1942.

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Photo of Major-General Sir Alfred Knox Major-General Sir Alfred Knox , Wycombe

asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is his intention that medical men who served in the last war in the rank of lieutenant or captain, Royal Army Medical Corps, should now be called up at the age of 41 to 46 years and posted to serve under youths of 25 to 30 years of age, who only received their medical degrees a few months ago?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

Medical men called up for service who held commissions in the Royal Army Medical Corps for a year in the last war are gazetted captain from the date of joining. Few Royal Army Medical Corps officers under 30 are commanding units, and these are in all cases field force units with active duties, to which it is not intended to post the 41 to 46 year old officers.