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Jacks Lad

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Minimum age for enlistment into the Manchesters.
« on: October 22, 2009, 08:48:52 AM »
In 1926 what would the minimum age be for enlistment into the Manchester, were there boy entrants?

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Re: Minimum age for enlistment into the Manchesters.
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 12:08:56 PM »
I found this quote in Hansards from a Commons Sitting on the Army & Air Force (annual) Bill dated 21st April 1926

Mr. Johnston states:

"....... As the law stands to-day, I understand, if a boy joins the Army by giving a fictitious age, his parents may secure Ins release at once if his age be under 17. But the boys between 17 and 18 can only secure a free discharge if their pa-cents can prove real necessitous home circumstances."

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Jacks Lad

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Re: Minimum age for enlistment into the Manchesters.
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 03:42:29 PM »
Thanks Wendi, the picture is slowly building.

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Re: Minimum age for enlistment into the Manchesters.
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 04:11:08 PM »
Your welcome Jacks Lad, glad it helped !

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