§ COLONEL WELBY (Taunton)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can state how many Staff and Acting Staff Officers were on duty, detached from their own corps, at the Review at Aldershot on 1st July: and, whether he can state, from official reports, or other sources the number of 1344 Staff and Acting Staff Officers usually employed with a force of similar strength in the German Army?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. BRODRICK,) Surrey, Guildford
Seventeen Officers detached from their corps were employed on the staff at the Aldershot review of the 1st inst. According to the regulations of the German Army, it is estimated by the military authorities that a force of similar constitution and strength would have a staff numbering altogether 92 officers.