National Service Men (Training)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25 October 1949.

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Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham 12:00, 25 October 1949

As far as possible all reinforcements, whether National Service or Regular, arriving in the Far East are not sent on operations before they have been in the Command for a suitable period for acclimatisation and for training in the tasks they are likely to be required to perform in jungle operations. Since units are located where bandits are also located, any training involves possible interference from bandits.