HC Deb 20 March 1893 vol 10 c510
SIR CHARLES W. DILKE (Forest of Dean)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the Government are aware that from the early part of next month the French reserve squadron in the Mediterranean is to be fully manned, it having already been sufficiently manned to be frequently at sea for evolutions and gun practice?


The Admiralty are aware of the intentions of the French Naval Authorities, which are in accordance with their system of drilling their Reserves.