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Territorial Army Volunteer Reserve

Volume 828: debated on Thursday 16 December 1971

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asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will make a statement about recruitment to the new Territorial Army Volunteer Reserve units formed on 1st April, 1971.

At 30th October, 1971, these units had reached a strength of about 5,300 which is about 50 per cent. of their establishment. This response is most encouraging and represents a faster rate of build up than had been expected.