HC Deb 14 May 1900 vol 83 c27

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can state if the appointment of Sir Edwin Markham as Governor of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, who is the first artillery officer ever appointed as head of a school of cavalry and infantry, and whose tenure of office as Director General of Ordnance had not expired by eighteen months when he received his present appointment, has now been extended for a term of three years; and whether there are any regulations as to the Assistant Commandant having passed the Staff College.


Under Article 104 of the Pay Warrant, appointments of a semi-military or technical nature may be held by an officer after he is placed on the retired list for the remainder of the term of his appointment. Sir Edwin Markham will accordingly be retained as Governor until the end of 1903. In reply to the second paragraph, there are no regulations to that effect.