Army Officer Recruitment (Advertisements)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th November 1972.

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Photo of Mr Peter Blaker Mr Peter Blaker , Blackpool South 12:00 am, 30th November 1972

The object of the current advertising campaign is to attract candidates from the widest possible sections of the community. In answer to the hon. Gentleman's question about the sources from which candidates come, he will be interested to know that in the last two years the percentage of candidates who have put themselves forward from schools other than Headmasters' Conference schools has been between two-thirds and three-quarters.