HC Deb 18 July 1872 vol 212 cc1363-4

asked the Surveyor General of Ordnance, Whether he has any objection to state the number and names of the regiments of Yeomanry in which the adjutancy has become vacant since the introduction of the new regulations in April last, together with the names of the officers appointed to fill such vacancies, specifying the cases in which the appointment has been subsequently resigned?


I have no objection to give the hon. Gentleman the information he requires. The only regiments of Yeomanry in which the adjutancies have become vacant since the 1st of April, 1872, are the Queen's Own Royal Regiment Glasgow Yeomanry and the Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry. The Queen's Glasgow Yeomanry are not entitled to an adjutant, being under 200 strong. Captain Graham, on full pay, of the 6th Dragoon Guards, was offered the adjutancy of the Westmoreland and Cumberland Yeomanry, and declined it, because the pay was not, in his opinion, sufficient. Captain Edmonds, of the 2nd Dragoon Guards, was also offered the adjutancy of the same regiment, but declined it because his half-pay lapsed. Neither of these officers was gazetted, and therefore no resignation was necessary.