C.P.(Gen)Doc.1.J.7.

Part IV.—Section II

It is provided (Article 52) that the organization and armament of the Italian army and navy, as well as their deployment throughout Italy, shall be designed to meet only tasks of internal character and the local defence of Italian frontiers. In order to avoid any differences of interpretation as to the composition and recruiting of the personnel of these forces, and as no distinction is made in Articles 47, 51 and 56 between officers and others ranks, it is necessary to define more clearly the limitations imposed by the Articles in question.

Consequently, the Greek Delegation proposes the addition to the end Part IV, Section II, of the Treaty, of the following Articles:

Article 46a

“The percentage of officers of all armed forces shall not exceed 5 per cent of the total number of effectives.

The percentage of non-commissioned officers of all armed forces shall not exceed, 6.5 per cent of the total number of effectives.

All officers and non-commissioned officers shall belong to the Regular Army.

The percentage of volunteers (officers, non-commissioned officers of all armed forces, gendarmerie personnel) demobilised or released for any reason (health, discipline, etc.) shall not exceed 5 per cent [Page 701]per annum of the number of effectives of each branch. If this percentage be exceeded, the newly-recruited personnel shall be limited to 5 per cent per year”.

Article 46b

“The training and instruction by any method whatsoever, of officers and non-commissioned officers of the reserve, shall be prohibited. All mobilisation or pre-mobilisation measures shall also be prohibited.”