HC Deb 26 May 1881 vol 261 cc1312-3

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the Militia Battalions are to become the 3rd and 4th Battalions of Regular Regiments after the 1st of July; and, whether those which have not hitherto had a permanent Adjutant will then be supplied with one?


In reply to the noble and gallant Lord, I have to state that, practically, Militia Regiments will be treated, as a general rule, as 3rd and 4th Battalions of Territorial Regiments from the 1st of July. Technically, however, formalities have to be observed, which will defer for a short time this affiliation being completed. It is not yet finally settled in which cases the two Adjutants will be allowed; but this will be decided before next year's training.