HC Deb 06 April 1900 vol 81 c1398

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Admiralty will he explain why the Royal Marine Artillery serving in Naval Brigades in South Africa are employed as infantry escorts to naval guns, for the service of which they have been specially trained.


The responsibility for the distribution and allocation of the duties to be performed by the several sections of the forces in South Africa must rest with the officers, whether naval or military, who have to conduct the operations, and the Admiralty are not prepared to interfere with the arrangements made on the spot to meet the conditions of the moment.