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THE ARMED FORCES

family principle that the army was the vocation of those sons who were not likely to shine in any other profession. ... Its social tradition tends to make the British Army highly conservative."(1)
A commission can be obtained either after three years' residence and the granting of a degree at a university or through the army schools of Sandhurst and Woolwich. This means in practice that only those graduates who have been able to afford a long and expensive education enter the army, for those who have such ability that they win their way through a university by scholarship are unlikely to be attracted by the career of an officer. Some 15 per cent of commissions go to graduates, but the great majority-70 per cent-go to those who have gone straight from their public schools to the two almost equally expensive army schools. These latter enter Sandhurst or Woolwich at the age of eighteen or nineteen by competitive examination with an interview which forms a high proportion of the total marks. They pay £300 a year with additional expenses, but reductions are made for the sons of officers, which largely account for the great number of these always to be found in the army. On an average about one in four of such recruits benefits from this reduction. The remaining 15 per cent of commissions go to men who enter an army college as noncommissioned officers from the ranks, on the nomination of their commanding officer, approved by the War Office, and whose expenses are paid by the State.(2) Even among

1 Liddell Hart, Europe in Arms, 1937, p. 54.
2 The changes announced on July 28th, 1938, include removal of the maximum on such promotions, but how far, if at all, they will affect the conditions described in this paragraph will depend on the officers already there, who are unlikely to take action lowering their social grade.

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