Yes, which he himself paid for. I do not think it has ever been suggested that the civil servant should count, as time for pension purposes in the civil service, the time he spent preparing himself to qualify for the position. I submit the positions are substantially analogous. The whole Militia Pension Act is based upon the notion of service in one or other branch of the armed forces of Canada; and the active force and reserve force are two of those branches.
Subtopic: EXTENSION OF PROVISIONS OF ACT TO CERTAIN GROUPS