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 Tufton Beamish Mr Tufton Beamish , Lewes 12:00 am, 2nd February 1966

Will this so-called Home Defence Force have a defensive rôle and not only a rôle for the maintenance of law and order in unlikely circumstances? When the hon. Gentleman said that the new Home Defence Force would be better equipped than the present Territorial Army, did he really mean a at? What sort of equipment is it going to have?