HC Deb 24 May 1897 vol 49 c1132

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether great care will be taken to point out to cavalry recruits that they can no longer enlist for special cavalry regiments, but can only enlist for the corps of Household Cavalry, the corps of Dragoons, the corps of Hussars, or the corps of Lancers, as the case may be?


Care is taken to make it clear to recruits that they enlist for a corps, and not for a regiment. The practice of enlisting for cavalry corps has been in force upwards of four years, and any recruit asking for a particular cavalry regiment is told that he cannot be enlisted for it.