HC Deb 25 February 1879 vol 243 c1752

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is intended, as reported in the public prints, to send to South Africa six Officers of the Guards and three of the Line to fill up the places vacated by the Officers of the 24th Regiment lately slain in action?


Sir, it is intended to send out the officers to whom the hon. and gallant Member refers, but it is under these circumstances. The draft for the 24th goes out 533 strong; obviously they could not go without officers; but those officers do not belong, nor will they be posted to, the 24th Regiment.