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Thursday, 30 September 1971
Page: 1833

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice:

(1)   What number and percentage of servicemen have re-engaged on completion of initial engagement in each of the services in 1970-71.

(2)   For what period did they re-engage.

Mr Fairbairn - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   The numbers and percentages of servicemen who re-engaged on completion of an initial engagement in 1970-71 were as follows:


(2)   Individual re-engagements in the Navy were for a period of three years with the exception of 19 personnel from whom specified returns of service were required for training provided. In the Army 162 re-engaged for six years and 755 for three years. For the Air Force 229 re-engaged for six years, 52 for five years and 471 re-engaged for three years.

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