HC Deb 30 May 1881 vol 261 c1654

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether the fixed period of five years allowed to lieutenant colonels will under the new rules refer to all lieutenant colonels from date of promotion to that rank; or, whether the five years' tenure of office will be counted only from date of attaining to command of a battalion?


The point raised by the hon. and gallant Gentleman has been fully provided for, and the new Warrant will specify what term "in command of a battalion," and what term "in the two offices of lieutenant colonel commanding and lieutenant colonel second in command," will qualify.