HC Deb 26 June 1905 vol 148 cc87-8
COLONEL WYNDHAM-QUIN (Glamorganshire, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War far what reason certain regiments of Imperial Yeomanry comprised in the Welsh command have not been inspected this year by the officer appointed for that purpose; and, should it be found impossible for one officer to carry out the duty of inspecting the Yeomanry in this command, will he appoint another officer to act as assistant inspector.


Of the twelve Imperial Yeomanry regiments in the command no less than seven came out for training at the same time between May 23rd and June 9th. This was owing to the fact that the arrangements for the camps and dates of training were fixed by three different districts to which these regiments belonged before the new Welsh and Midland Command was formed, the dates being chosen by the regiments themselves. It was manifestly impossible for the staff officer for Imperial Yeomanry to see all these regiments in a week as they were camped at great distances apart. Of the twelve regiments nine were inspected by the staff officer, and special officers were deputed to inspect the three remaining regiments. It is hoped that next year arrangements will be made to obviate any difficulties of a similar character.