HC Deb 22 March 1897 vol 47 cc1124-5
SIR CHARLES DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether any of that portion of the Artillery attached to the Volunteers which is described as Field Artillery consists of batteries having trained horses of their own; and, if so, how many such horses the Volunteer Artillery possesses in all?


Artillery Volunteer corps haring field batteries or batteries of position are not required to possess horses for battery work; but they are granted a money allowance with which to hire them, and a condition of the grant is that the full complement of horses shall be producible, whenever required. The arrangement has been found satisfactory.