HC Deb 13 July 1871 vol 207 cc1622-3

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is a fact that Volunteer Corps in Lancashire having applied for leave to join the proposed September "manœuvres," have been informed that it is intended to limit such permission to corps in the south of England; and, if so, whether it is under consideration to afford volunteers in other parts of the Kingdom any similar opportunities of acquainting themselves with field duties?


, said, in reply, that the present being the first year of such manœuvres as those which it was proposed to hold in September next, it had been thought well to make Aldershot the base of operations, and that the corps which were to join in them should be selected from their contiguity to it. He hoped that in future years corps from other parts of the country would have a similar opportunity of joining in these manœuvres.