HC Deb 13 July 1897 vol 51 c14

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the 17 Staff Officers employed at the Aldershot Review included the whole of the Staff and Acting Staff, or only Acting Staff detached from their own corps; whether the 92 allowed in Germany include both Staff and Acting Staff; and whether he can state the total number of Staff and Acting Staff employed at Aldershot on 1st July?


The 17 officers referred to were detached from their own corps for acting duty on the Staff. There were 49 other Staff Officers employed on the occasion of the Review on July 1st, making 66 in all; 92 is the estimated number of Staff Officers who would, under German Regulations, have been employed with a force similarly constituted; how far Acting Staff Officers would have been employed we do not know.