HC Deb 19 April 1910 vol 16 c1862

asked the Secretary for War, in view of his statement that instead of fixed units of garrison artillery with old guns, they found that the only form of defence that could be relied on was a mobile defence, he will say why the War Office is at present building a position battery on the island of Walney; and why two companies of garrison artillery are being raised in Barrow to man the said fort?


The statement referred to was a general one applicable to the defence of the country as a whole; it was by no means intended to imply that no garrison artillery units are now required to man the fixed armament at defended ports. The battery in course of construction at Walney Island will contain fixed armament, for manning which two companies of Territorial Royal Garrison artillery are being raised at Barrow.