HC Deb 24 March 1892 vol 2 cc1672-3

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, in view of the Report of Sir Evelyn Wood on the Cavalry Manœuvres in 1890 that He concurs with the opinion expressed by nearly all Artillery Officers that the Horse Artillery 12-pounder gun is too heavy and too long, striking on banks when crossing ditches, and in view of the Reports on the Cavalry Manœuvres in India and at Home in 1891, made by the Inspectors General of Cavalry in India and in the United Kingdom to the same effect, the latter stating that "it was painful to see the fine teams struggling to drag them along," whether he will be so good as to say if he proposes to substitute guns more suitable for the service of Horse Artillery?


A light 12-pounder breech-loading gun for Horse Artillery accompanying Cavalry has been designed and is about to be tried.