HC Deb 08 August 1911 vol 29 cc946-7

asked what was the number of men who had joined the London. Veteran Section of the Veteran Reserve during the six months ended 30th June, and what proportion of these were ex-soldiers of the Regular Forces?

Colonel SEELY

The figures available show the present strength of the London Veteran Section to be 13,094, of which 617 are officers and 12,477 other ranks. Of this total the proportion of ex-Regular soldiers is approximately 61 per cent.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many of these officers have served in the Regular forces?

Colonel SEELY

In the case of the London Veteran Reserve they are mostly people who have already been officers; in the case of other counties, the matter is still not settled.