HC Deb 07 July 1887 vol 317 c71

asked the Secretary of State for War, If he is aware that at the inspection at Aldershot by the Duke of Cambridge the week before last, the troops were kept seven hours on the ground under a broiling sun and without water bottles?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. E. STANHOPE) (Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

On the 23rd of June the troops were paraded at 10.15 a.m., and the review was over about 2.30 p.m. Water bottles were worn on the occasion in question, and water carts were with the brigades.