HC Deb 27 August 1914 vol 66 c158

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether, in view of the fact that our Regular troops and a large number of Territorials are employed upon other duties, he will now sanction the formation of veteran squadrons of Yeomanry and battalions of Territorials, who would be available for guarding railways, bridges, etc., or any other purpose, if required?


The measures necessary to guarantee the safety of railway bridges, etc., are a matter of constant consideration. Part of this work is already being performed by National Reservists, but the hon. Member's suggestion will not be overlooked.