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Telegraphists (Military Training)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that the majority of wireless operators in the R.A.F. being remustered to the telegraphist course are in Groups 26 to 28, and that this course includes training in the use of hand-grenade and rifle; and will he omit this military training in the case of men in these Groups.

No, Sir. These men are liable for service with the British Air Forces of Occupation. They must, therefore, have sufficient training to be able to use their weapons in emergency.