HC Deb 22 February 1904 vol 130 cc550-1
SIR THOMAS DEWAR (Tower Hamlet, St. George's)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the Government have yet decided to dispense with the use of swords for active service in the field; and, if so, will he state by what weapon they will be supplanted.


No, Sir. The cavalry retain their swords. Swords, however, have been withdrawn from the artillery.