HC Deb 15 February 1900 vol 79 c69

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a number of officers in the Reserve of Officers have applied for employment on active service; whether, in order to fill up vacancies, the Government will employ these officers for service at home and foreign stations and for departmental work; and whether the Government will employ these officers of the Reserve to take the place of officers employed at depôts or as adjutants of Auxiliary forces.


Officers of the Reserve are being appointed to depôts and for other duties; but not at present as adjutants of Auxiliary forces, for which appointments it is considered necessary to retain officers who have recently been in actual regimental employment, and who are conversant with the office work of the depot.