HC Deb 09 March 1897 vol 47 c292

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War what is the present minimum standard of height for recruits for the brigade of Guards; and whether it is intended, in view of the addition of two new battalions and the institution of new conditions as regards liability to foreign service, to alter or reduce the present standard; if so, will he state tire intended minimum standard?


The standard minimum height for the brigade of Guards is 5 ft. 8½ ins., and there is no present intention of altering or reducing it.