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British Army (Retained Regulars)

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 9 November 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for War how many Regular other ranks who did not re-engage at the end of their current agreements or before have been retained in the Army after the expiration of their engagements.

Discharge or transfer to the Royal Army Reserve of Regular, including short service, soldiers, other than those eligible for discharge on completion of pensionable engagements, was suspended from 1st August, 1950. Approximately 3,743 Regular, including short service, soldiers were, as at 30th June, 1950, due for discharge or transfer to the Royal Army Reserve during the period 1st August to 31st October, 1950, on completion of their current engagements. It is not possible to say how many of these have, since 30th June, extended their Colour service or re-engaged.