HC Deb 26 March 1897 vol 47 c1434

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if it is proposed to extend to the whole of the Army the privilege, proposed to be given to the Guards, of allowing increased facilities to Reservists to rejoin for service with the colours?


It has been determined for the present to allow a limited number of men who have left the Brigade of Guards with three years colour service to return to the colours. There are no three years' men in the line reserve, and the same reasons do not exist in the line as in the Guards for allowing Reservists to rejoin.