HC Deb 21 July 1915 vol 73 cc1478-9
19. Mr. FALLE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether Territorial officers and Yeomanry officers are practically barred by the War Office from accepting the position of aide-de-camp for active service at the front; if any such officers have been asked for and refused by the War Office for active service abroad; and, if so, if he will remedy this state of affairs?


Territorial Force officers have been allowed to go as aides-de-camp to Regular organisations, and no objection is ever raised to suitable Territorial Force officers going as aides-decamp to Territorial organisations. Recently some applications for Territorial Force officers to go as aides-de-camp to general officers commanding Regular formations have been refused in view of the heavy demands on the regiments in question for reinforcements. Officers of some seniority have been asked for, but it is not in the public interest that officers of considerable training should be employed as aides-de-camp.