HC Deb 04 May 1908 vol 187 c1645

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of training brigades on a four-gun basis with the same establishment of men and horses that are allotted to batteries of the expeditionary force.


I think that the scheme of having brigades on a two-gun basis should first be given a fair trial. If the present provisional establishment of the training brigades proves not to be large enough to carry out the instructional duties allotted to them, it will then be time to consider increasing it. I may add that at present there has been no reduction of personnel in the Field Artillery in consequence of the formation of the training brigades.