Home Defence Force

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd February 1966.

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Photo of Mr Gerald Reynolds Mr Gerald Reynolds , Islington North 12:00 am, 2nd February 1966

The A.V.R. and Home Defence Force will have two completely separate rôles, so there would not, generally speaking, be a common training programme for them, because their rôles are completely different. So far as any number of Regular officers or other ranks are required for the running of the defence force, this is something which, within the limits of manpower and expenditure I have mentioned, we shall be discussing with the Territorial Army Association in the coming weeks.