HC Deb 01 August 1867 vol 189 c599

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty, The number of Royal Naval Reserve Men who took part in the late Naval Review; and if any Report has been made on their conduct and efficiency, to state the nature of same, together with any reasons which may have been given for non-attendance?


said, in reply, that the number of the Naval Reserve Men at the; recent Review was 450, exclusive of officers, and the Controller General of the Coastguard, under whose immediate orders they were placed, had reported most favourably of their conduct and efficiency. No reason for non-attendance was given or required; the attendance was entirely voluntary, as the Naval Reserve had not even been invited by the Admiralty to take part in the Review.