HC Deb 23 February 1899 vol 67 c281

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether in view of the purchase by the Government of a tract of country on Salisbury Plain for military purposes it will now be possible to give to the Infantry more rifle practice than has hitherto been practicable under the service conditions of moving targets and unknown ranges on broken ground.


Every advantage will be taken of the facilities which exist on the Government ground at Salisbury Plain for training the Infantry stationed there in field-firing and other musketry practices under the service conditions.