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Thursday, 20 September 1906

Senator PLAYFORD - The ' answers te the honorable senator's questions are as follow .- -

1.   No. At 17 years of age those who have served not less than twelve months in a Cadet Corps may transfer either to the Militia ' or Volunteers, and Senior Cadets may remain in their Corps until they reach the age of 19 years. 2. (o) Section 5a of the Defence Act limits Senior Cadets to between the ages of 14 and rg.

(b)   -There is nothing in the Regulations to prevent candidates "other than school teachers" obtaining commissions in Cadet Corps. There are no permanent officers specially employed with Senior Cadet Battalions.

3.   The Regulations do not limit applicants for permanent employment to " teachers," but the intention is lo give preference to teachers as being more in touch with schools.

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