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Territorial Army (Reorganisation)

Volume 641: debated on Friday 5 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has yet considered the representations made to him since the publication of the White Paper on the reorganisation of the Territorial Army by representatives of the counties of Shropshire and Pembrokeshire concerning the amalgamation of the Shropshire Yeomanry and the Pembrokeshire Yeomanry.

Yes. After careful consideration of the representations made to me on behalf of the Territorial Associations of both counties, I have come to the conclusion that in the case of these two units, one in England and the other in Wales, it would be more appropriate to describe their relationship as "permanently attached" rather than "amalgamated." The arrangements outlined in the White Paper, Command 1216, should therefore be regarded as modified to this extent.