HC Deb 21 February 1901 vol 89 c663
MR. T. L. CORBETT (Down, N.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether a soldier serving in the Regular Arm) in South Africa, with less than six years service, and being desirous of joining the South African Constabulary, is obliged to purchase his discharge before doing so; and whether it would be desirable to allow men, with the sanction of their commanding officer, to be transferred from the Army to the Constabulary without payment.


Soldiers serving in the Regular Army who have not less than three years colour service will, if accepted for the South African Constabulary, be passed to the Reserve to complete their term of engagement. They will, therefore, not be required to purchase discharge.