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Far East Forces (Health Precautions)

Volume 411: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War if men drafted to the Far East are first instructed in the precautions necessary for the preservation of health and hygiene; and if such instruction is given by officers only or also by warrant officers and non-commissioned officers with experience of conditions in Eastern countries.

Instruction in the precautions necessary for the preservation of health is included in the general training programme and special periods are devoted to measures to combat malaria for the formations from which drafts are obtained for the Far East. This instruction is given by medical officers, combatant officers and warrant officers many of whom have had experience in the Far East. In addition instruction in hygiene and the preservation of health in the tropics is given on board troopships by means of lectures and films.