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British Army (Recruitment)

Volume 478: debated on Wednesday 25 October 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many recruits to the Regular Army he has obtained as the result of the increased pay announcements; and if he is satisfied that he will now get the numbers he requires.

The number of recruits provisionally accepted during the month of September was 4,082 men, including 599 men enlisted on a special 18 months' engagement for Korea, and 376 women. It is too early to say whether all the recruits needed are likely to be obtained.