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THE VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS.

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THE VOLUNTEER TRAINING CORPS. Mr. Percy Harris, M.P., hon. secretary of the Central Associa- tion of Vc!untspr ncglm(mS1, 'hl '=! authorised a definite contradic- tion of the rumours that those volunteers who enrol under the new conditions will be liable to be called up and sent anywhere at any time. Mr Harris asserts that there is no foundation whatever for the rumours. In the first place, no volunteer will be compelled to undertake the greater obligation at all, Hence, unless he does so voluntarily, he will not become H&Me for any service beyond that involved in his original oath. If he desires, however, to re- ceive financial assistance he must volunteer for two things, and two only:— (1.) He muat take on an obli- gation to remain in the force until the end of the war. (2.) He must make himself emcient by attending a definite number of dritia and undergoing a proper training. Volunteers will remain liable to be called out only in case of Mtua! or apprehended invasion. Lord French fully reaHses .that the force is a spare.time force, and that the men mud earn their !iTing, and there is no ques- tion whatever of framing regula- tions which might disturb their continuance at their trade or profession except in case of abso- lute and overwhelming necessity.

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