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Friday, 5 May 1939

Mr FRANCIS (MORETON, QUEENSLAND) - I have received the following telegram from the secretary of the Defence League at Wynnum: -

Wynnum Manly troops going camp seventh half without uniforms. Please reply definitely what allowance given men use civvies.

As the Minister knows, I discussed with him last week and twice this week, at considerable length, the position of the 15th/26th Battalions, 8th Cavalry Field Ambulance, and other units in Queensland which will go into camp at Enoggera on the 7 th May, when I urged that every effort be made to supply the men with uniforms. As honorary secretary of the Australian Defence League in Queensland, the committee responsible, directly or indirectly, for recruiting most of these men, I hope that the Minister can assure me that my representations in this connexion can be granted, and that the men will be supplied with uniforms either before they go into camp or while they are there.

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