Military College of Science

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd July 1952.

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Photo of Mr Barnett Janner Mr Barnett Janner , Leicester North West 12:00 am, 22nd July 1952

asked the Secretary of State for War the estimated output from the proposed Military College of Science; and to what extent those trained at this college will be obliged to undertake military Service subsequently, or to what extent they will be free to take up other activities after leaving.

Photo of Mr Anthony Head Mr Anthony Head , Carshalton

It is hoped that about 40 candidates a year will take the degree course for direct entry into the Army and that a further 40 young officers each year will also take the course. All officers taking these degree courses are required to serve for five years from the date on which the course ends.

Photo of Mr Barnett Janner Mr Barnett Janner , Leicester North West

In the event of any of these officers being found suitable for civilian occupation in priority to any military occupation, will special consideration be given to permit them to enter that occupation?

Photo of Mr Anthony Head Mr Anthony Head , Carshalton

The whole object of the course is to make these young men knowledgeable in the technical and scientific world, so that they can spread that knowledge in the Army. That is of the greatest importance at the present time.