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Infantry Units (Transferred Officers)

Volume 400: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1944

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asked the Secretary for War, if, in view of the considerable number of officers who are now being transferred compulsorily from the R.A.O.C. to the infantry, he will reconsider his decision not to allow them to retain the Corps pay to which their technical qualifications entitle them.

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply I gave my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Eastbourne (Major C. S. Taylor) on 21st March.

Do not the circumstances, about which I asked a Question previously, in regard to transference from the R.A.O.C. make it desirable that the position should be reviewed?

No, Sir, the need for men in the infantry is very pressing, and I must take all possible steps open to me to do my best to meet that need.