HC Deb 04 April 1895 vol 32 cc924-5
MR. H. KIMBER (Wandsworth)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state what are the qualifications necessary for the adjutancy of a Yeomanry regiment, and why an officer serving in such regiment and possessing the requisite qualifications should not be appointed to the adjutancy, so as to avoid, as far as possible, the practice of seconding officers from a regular cavalry regiment while there are officers in the Yeomanry who have served in the Regulars, and who are qualified and willing to take the adjutancy, and in this way save the half-pay of the officers so seconded?


It is essential that the Adjutant of a corps of Yeomanry should be in full touch with the Regular Cavalry, so as to be able to carry out the latest changes in drill and organisation. The Royal Warrant therefore requires that the appointment shall be conferred on a major or captain on full pay of a Cavalry Regiment. The system, which applies equally to the Militia and Volunteers, has been found most beneficial in its effect, and there is no intention of altering it.