HC Deb 03 April 1908 vol 187 cc817-8
MR. FELL (Great Yarmouth)

To ask the Secretary of State for War what will be the position of the present permanent staff non-commissioned officers of the Prince of Wales's Own Norfolk Royal Garrison Artillery (Militia) when the regiment becomes field artillery; and will they still continue on the staff.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Haldane.) Any sergeants who formerly served in Royal Horse or Field Artillery will be available for posting to the permanent staff of the Reserve Field Artillery, or of the Territorial Horse and Field Artillery. If not so required they will be absorbed in the Royal Horse or Field Artillery. Those who formerly served only in the Royal Garrison Artillery, if not required for the permanent staff of the Territorial Artillery, will be absorbed in the Royal Garrison Artillery. Every consideration will be shown in dealing with the permanent staff and preference as regards appointments on the staff of the Territorial Artillery will be given to any individuals whom it is impossible to employ with the Reserve Artillery.