HC Deb 25 May 1897 vol 49 c1259

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether the Government propose to take any special action to fill up the large number of vacancies in the ranks of officers in Militia regiments?


It has always been found that the admission of Militia subalterns to commissions in the regular Army has stimulated candidature for the Militia. With this view, additional commissions in the infantry and the artillery have been thrown open to Militia candidates. It is also in contemplation to offer advantages to subaltern officers who quit the Army if they will serve for a term in the Militia.