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Personal Case

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 11 May 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that Private Kenneth George Hendon, aged 19 years, of the Regimental Depot, Durham Light Infantry, Brancepeth, County Durham, volunteered for the Parachute Regiment and was refused, and that he also volunteered to join the Home Counties Regiment and was again refused; and, in view of the fact that this is not a satisfactory way of treating young men who are keen to give of their best for their country, if he will give the reason for such refusals.

This soldier was not up to the medical standard for the Parachute Regiment. His enlistment into the Durham Light Infantry was at his request.