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Home Guard

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 9 November 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether enrolment in a cadet corps involving voluntary work for Home Guard units in time of emergency automatically involves enrolment in the Home Guard at the age of 17?

No one is compelled to join the Home Guard before the age of 18, but those members of the Army Cadet Force over 16 years of age who volunteer to give assistance to the Home Guard in certain signalling duties are required to enrol in the Home Guard provided their parents or guardians give their consent. I hope that many cadets will take advantage of this opportunity of a wider training.