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Category C 2 (Duties)

Volume 413: debated on Friday 24 August 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether soldiers stationed in this country whose medical category is CX 2 are compelled to do all parades, guards and piquets, particularly those who have previously been excused such duties on account of their state of health.

There is no medical category CX 2 in the Army, and I have assumed that my hon. Friend is referring to category C 2. Soldiers of this category are employed at home only, and on duties within their medical and physical capabilities. Their physical disabilities vary considerably; but they are not expected to do all parades, and their liability to perform duties as guards and piquets is determined by their individual ability to carry out such duties from a medical point of view.