HC Deb 02 March 1899 vol 67 cc1020-1
MR. HOZIER (Lanark, S.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether a Scotsman wishing to join a Scottish Cavalry Regiment can enlist especially for the Royal Scots Greys, or can only enlist for the corps of Dragoons, on the chance of being allowed to complete his service in the Royal Scots Greys?


Cavalry recruits are informed on enlistment that they are liable to be posted to other regiments of the same corps, but that every effort will be made to meet their desire for service in a particular regiment. The Scots Greys come under this rule.

MR. JEFFREYS (Hants, N.)

May I ask whether a new arrangement has not been made by which soldiers can enlist in particular cavalry regiments?


Soldiers do enlist in particular cavalry regiments, and they remain in those regiments subject to the convenience of the service.