THIS WEEK IN 1974: Aims to ‘keep Jack and Jill together’

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A maximum separation period of six months for naval men and their families, more flexible rules for compensating married and single personnel serving extended periods away from home, and a new welfare organisation to help servicemen and their families,were urged in a report.

The long awaited recommendations of the Naval Welfare Committee, headed by Lord Seebohn, called for a new-look naval welfare organisation independent of naval administration.