HC Deb 31 December 1912 vol 46 c186
3. Captain MURRAY

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the number of mekometers in possession of a Regular and Territorial Infantry battalion, respectively?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Colonel Seely)

Regular Infantry battalions have five mekometers or range-finders per battalion. The Territorial Force Infantry battalions will eventually have four mekometers per battalion. At present issues have been made on the scale of about two per battalion, pending the release of others from the Regular battalions as one-man range-finders are provided for the latter.

Captain MURRAY

Is there any particular reason why a Territorial battalion should have a less number of mekometers than a Regular battalion?

Colonel SEELY

In accordance with the usual practice we propose to issue them to the Territorial Force as they are-released by the Regular Army.


Are the mekometers all of one pattern?

Colonel SEELY

There are two patterns, but eventually both Armies will have the same.

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