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Re-Enlistment (Rasc)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that men, medically fit, with previous experience in the corps, are being refused in their applications to re-enlist in the R.A.S.C. and if he will state the reasons which deny to these men their desire to volunteer for further service.

An applicant with previous experience in a trade or employment required by the R.A.S.C. who presents himself for re-enlistment on a Regular Army engagement would not be refused provided he conformed to prescribed conditions, including age limit, medical category, satisfactory character and general eligibility consistent with previous service. The number of applicants who can be accepted for re-enlistment under the short service engagement scheme is limited by a quota fixed according to the needs of the service in particular ranks, trades and employments.