HC Deb 13 July 1903 vol 125 cc399-400

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state after what intervals under the Army Regulations an officer on the Staff is required to return to regimental duty; whether this regulation has been disregarded at home; and if so, why, and in how many, and in what cases.


Officers are required to rejoin their regiments for a tour of regimental duty on the termination of each staff appointment, but there is no published regulation on the subject. For obvious reasons during the late war compliance with this rule was not always found practicable, but it is now being strictly enforced.