HC Deb 05 July 1897 vol 50 c1101
SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether it is intended to afford the Colonial troops now in the Mother Country, themselves mostly volunteers, as well as the Indian chiefs and officers, any opportunity of seeing the unpaid Military reserve possessed by Great Britain in her 230,000 Volunteers, now that they have seen both the Royal Navy and regular Army, as well as some brigades of Militia?


The great number of functions, including three military displays, which have taken place in connection with the Jubilee, have rendered it impossible to arrange a special Volunteer review. Our colonial visitors had, however, some opportunity of seeing the picked bodies of volunteers who paraded on the jubilee day.