HC Deb 24 March 1882 vol 267 c1815

asked the Secretary of State for War, If it is intended to confer the rank of Brigadier General on any of the officers commanding the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers in the Military districts at Home, or at any of the Stations Abroad?


No, Sir, it is not my present intention to confer this rank on colonels of Artillery or Engineers; but the rates of consolidated pay for colonels on the Staff belonging to these Corps have been increased under the recent Corrigenda Warrant. We are, as far as possible, abolishing the rank of brigadier general, in some cases substituting for them major generals.