HC Deb 28 April 1898 vol 56 c1366

On behalf of the honourable and gallant Member for South St. Pancras, I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War when it is intended to issue orders with reference to the number of men permanently serving in cavalry regiments, in accordance with his recent announcement?


Orders will shortly be issued to the effect that when a man wishes to serve in a particular regiment he will be allowed to do so if there is room in the regiment for him. Should the regiment he selects be in India, he will be posted to the regiment at home which will furnish the next draft, with a view to his being included in it. The instructions issued from time to time for the preparation of cavalry drafts will provide that the regiment furnishing the draft is not reduced below 350 men.