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Far East (Higher Age Groups)

Volume 409: debated on Tuesday 10 April 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether men of 40 years of age and over are subject to a special medical examination to ascertain their fitness for the conditions prevailing in the Far East before being drafted for service in that theatre of operations.

No special medical examination is given to such men. The normal examination given to all men posted overseas, which naturally takes their age into account, is designed to ensure that no one is sent abroad who is not medically fit for the duties he will be called upon to perform.