HC Deb 06 May 1897 vol 48 c1614

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War how many officers, non-commissioned officers, men and horses were required to complete the three field batteries recently placed under orders for the Cape; from what source these details were drawn; and whether any of the field batteries on the roster for foreign service were called upon to supply drafts?


No officers were required to complete these batteries for foreign service, but 189 men and 272 horses were supplied from 20 other batteries, all of which except two were on the lower establishment.