National Service Men (Training)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd November 1955.

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Photo of Mr Denis Howell Mr Denis Howell , Birmingham All Saints 12:00 am, 2nd November 1955

Does not the Minister regard it as most remarkable that this man, who has completed two years' service in the Royal Air Force, did eight weeks' initial training, and for the rest of his service of one year and 10 months did only one week's ground combat training, which he himself regards as farcical? Does not the whole of this make complete nonsense of the Government's case for two years' National Service?