HC Deb 16 March 1903 vol 119 c842
*COLONEL LEGGE (St. George's, Han over Square)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War, for what purpose regiments of cavalry will, in future, be armed with the sword as well as the carbine (or rifle), seeing that the carbine (or rifle) will henceforth be considered as the cavalry soldier's principal weapon.


The rifle will be generally used on foot, the sword when mounted.

CAPTAIN NORTON (Newington, N.)

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the lance is in all respects a far more efficient weapon than the sword?

No answer was returned.