§ SIR JOHN HAY
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether, looking to the large and efficient force of Royal Marines employed in the Red Sea Expedition, 1337 the War Office will be advised to appoint a General Officer of the Marines to command them?
§ MR. CAMPBELL - BANNERMAN
The force of Marines which may be landed for service at Suakim numbers about 550, about equal to a small battalion. It is not intended to send out a General Officer specially to command them; but Colonel Tuson, an officer in whom we have every confidence, has been specially detailed for service with the force.