HC Deb 28 March 1871 vol 205 c770

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is proposed to fix any, and, if any, what limit as to the age beyond which it would not be expedient to retain the services of any Officer as an efficient in the Reserve Forces, regard being had to the respective ranks?


Sir, no conclusion has been arrived at as to the precise ages; but it is under consideration to fix 60 for field-officers and adjutants, and for captains 55, unless specially recommended for continuance by the general officer of the district.