HC Deb 10 April 1905 vol 144 c1009
SIR THOMAS DEWAR (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

To ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state to what extent British troops are armed with the revolver; and whether he proposes to consider the advisability of extending its use.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Arnold-Forster.) The revolver is issued to the following:—Cavalry: Warrant officers, staff sergeants, trumpeters, artificers, and drivers. Military mounted police: Non-commissioned officers and men. Engineers: Warrant officers, staff sergeants, trumpeters, non-commissioned officers, shoeing smiths, and drivers, except telegraph and field troop. Infantry: Sergeant pipers and pipers of the Scots Guards and Highland battalions and drivers of regimental transport. Army Service Corps: Mounted warrant officers and others armed with cavalry swords (except those with medical units). It is not proposed to extend the use of the revolver.