§ MR. ASHLEY (Lancashire, Blackpool)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War what is the minimum training on enlistment and annually required in the Swiss Army and in the proposed Territorial Army, respectively, for men of the following branches: infantry, cavalry, and artillery.‡ See (4) Debates, clxxiii., 825 et seq.§ See (4) Debates, clxxiii., 294 et seq
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. HALDANE, Haddington)
Under the new system which will pro
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§ The recruits' course takes place in the 20th year. In the Elite the period of service is thirteen years for the artillery and infantry, and eleven years for the cavalry; in the Landwehr twelve years for the artillery, and infantry, and fourteen years for the cavalry; in the Landsturm six years. It will be observed that the training courses are not annual. The periods of minimum training on enlistment for the various arms of the Territorial Force are at present under consideration; and the training to be carried out annually in addition to annual camp have not yet been definitely fixed.
SIR GILBERT PARKER
Do these figures represent an increase or a decrease in the number of days training in the Swiss Army?