HC Deb 24 April 1882 vol 268 c1245

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will make known to the Army that private soldiers enlisted before August 1870, i.e. under the Act of 1867, may be allowed to re-engage, on the recommendation of their respective commanding officers, if of good character and otherwise eligible?


Yes, Sir; the pledge which I gave to the House on Monday last, that the rule for the re-engagement of privates shall be made perfectly clear, will be fulfilled, and the necessary order will issue shortly.