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Naafi Personnel

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for War the present strength of the staff of N.A.A.F.I., other than locally-recruited porters, cleaners and similar grades; how many are under British military law and discipline: and how many are entitled to wear British uniform.

The number of United Kingdom personnel employed by N.A.A.F.I. at home and overseas is approximately 38,000, excluding all employees locally engaged overseas. Of this total, approximately 5,000 are commissioned, enrolled or enlisted into the Armed Forces, and therefore are subject to British military law and discipline, and wear British uniform. Certain civilians serving overseas are also subject to military law according to the countries in which they are serving.

Can the Under-Secretary say what military training it is necessary to have before being commissioned, and will he also say what badges, if any, are worn?