HC Deb 27 February 1873 vol 214 c1036

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is intended to give Officers of the Auxiliary Forces the opportunity of obtaining educational advantages analogous to those which the Staff College affords to Officers of the Regular Army?


I stated the other evening the satisfactory progress which the improved means of education recently afforded to officers of the Auxiliary Forces have already produced, and I anticipate greatly increased improvement from the education now about to be given at the several Brigade depots. We have not yet taken into consideration the further question whether and in what manner the special advantages afforded by the Staff College to a limited number of officers of the Regular Army can be extended to the Auxiliary Forces; but I welcome my hon. Friend's Question as a significant proof of the great interest felt by those officers in the subject of improved education.