HC Deb 27 February 1871 vol 204 cc936-7

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether gentlemen who took their degree of B.A. at Oxford or Cambridge last autumn, and were invited to go to Sandhurst until appointed to some regiment, will not be allowed precedence of those who have passed the ordinary military or any other examination since that period?


The University candidates are appointed to the number of commissions assigned to them without regard to relative precedence in respect of other candidates. At present the number assigned is 12 in the year, and they are appointed, as nearly as may be, at the rate of one a month.