Reference LAB 6/10
Title Military Training Bill Inter-departmental Committee: agenda for 1st meeting and list of allocation offices
Former Department Reference M.41 AMD
Government Department Ministry of Labour and National Service
Themes Preparations for War and Peace, Military Activity and Home Defence
Subthemes Pre-war planning, Conscription
Document Types Memoranda, Miscellaneous, Advertisements, Pamphlets, and Posters
Civil Defence Regions Nationwide
Locations Edinburgh, London
Organisations British Army, Interdepartmental Committee on the Military Training Bill, Merchant Navy, Military Training (Hardship) Committees, Royal Air Force, Royal Army Medical Corps, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Navy, University Grants Committee


A file containing documents relating to the first meeting of the Interdepartmental Committee on the Military Training Bill. Documents in the file include multiple drafts of the agenda for the meeting; multiple drafts of memoranda to be circulated at the meeting; and miscellaneous related documents, including a registration certificate for men signing up under the Military Training Act 1939, and a poster advertising the requirement to register. Topics covered by the documents include the process by which men register for military service; the schedule by which industries with a seasonal focus will not be dislocated by their employees being called up for training; and the procedure to be followed if a man expresses a preference for either the Royal Navy or the Royal Air Force. Other topics covered include alterations to the allocation offices in which registration takes place; accommodation for medical exams; and the position of university students regarding call-up.


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