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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Mr. Ward:

No, Sir. I cannot accept that view. These boys did the normal recruits' course, and they also had trade training to fit them for a particular and necessary job. Naturally, the length of trade training must vary according to the duties which the man is to carry out, but because he is selected for a trade which calls for only limited training, or for training on the job, it certainly does not mean that he is being wasted.