Transferred Personnel

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13 March 1945.

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Photo of Mr Robin Turton Mr Robin Turton , Thirsk and Malton 12:00, 13 March 1945

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, on the transfer of a soldier from other arms of the Service to infantry, every effort is made to secure that he is posted to a regiment that has some connection with the area in which he lives or has previously worked.

Sir J. Griģģ:

This factor is certainly taken into account when men are transferred, but it has been found in the majority of cases that the consideration which carries most weight with them is that groups of friends should as far as possible be kept together.