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THE TERRITORIALS.

RECONSTRUCTION SCHEME

LONDON

April 2

A conference was held at Westminster between Mr Churchill and representatives of the Territorial Force Associations. ,-,•■, Mr Churchill, who presided, ouclmecl a scheme to reconstitute the force as an essential 1 and vital part of the defence .system, re-creating the pre-war Territorial units, subject to such modifications as the progress of modern weapons may render necessary. Territorial force officers' should be eligible to command its brigades, and fill positions on the divisional brigade staffs. He emphasised that his war record ■s'honld be made 80 per cent, of the qualifications of every man "chosen to command a Territorial unit. He hint■ed at the 'utilisation of the present volunteer force for the purpose of reconstructing the pre-war national reserve, and concluded by warmly ■eu'lopising the Territorials, who had acquitted themselves in a manner that liad. won the whole-hearted acceptance of their regular comrades, and of th<j finest soldiers who had come to Great -Britain's assistance from the 'Domin-

ions oversea

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THE TERRITORIALS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9578, 4 April 1919

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THE TERRITORIALS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9578, 4 April 1919

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