HC Deb 30 June 1902 vol 110 c305

beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will consider the advisability of endeavouring to retain in the Army officers, non-commissioned officers, and men of the Imperial Yeomanry, Volunteer, and irregular forces in South Africa who have proved in the field their qualifications for military service, and of bringing to their knowledge the advantages of Army service under the improved conditions.


As regards the officers, it does not appear probable that sufficient vacancies will arise for the grant of many direct commissions. Yeomanry officers are granted the same privileges as regards service marks in their examinations as officers of the Militia. As regards the men, all facilities will be given them, provided they are qualified to enlist, and their service in other forces in South Africa will be allowed to reckon as Army service.