HC Deb 29 March 1904 vol 132 c970
MR. SCOTT-MONTAGU (Hampshire, New Forest)

To ask the Secretary of State for War under what authority Major-Generals Gatacre, Thynne, and Trotter have been compulsorily retired from their several duties, in view of the fact that they are entitled to serve till the age of sixty-two, and that they are all under that age.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) These officers have been retired under the powers conferred on the Secretary of State for War by Article 517 of the Royal Warrant for pay, etc., there being no probability of an opportunity arising for their future employment.