HC Deb 09 August 1905 vol 151 c802

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the practice of appointing an officer to command a Volunteer infantry brigade, who is also in command of a Militia battalion, is one which is intended to be continued; and whether, in case of mobilisation, an officer holding such dual position would take command of the Volunteer brigade or of his Militia battalion.


There is a case of one officer so appointed during the war who still retains the dual appointment, and should mobilisation take place during his tenure of the appointment special provision will be duly made for the case. This is a practice which obviously should not be continued. There is also another case in which an officer commanding a Militia battalion has been appointed by the general officer commanding concerned to the temporary command of a Field Army Volunteer; brigade during its period of training.