HC Deb 04 May 1915 vol 71 c960

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that a general feeling prevails in the Universities and Public Schools Brigade that men are being stopped applying for commissions on the ground of short service in the brigade; and can he say, if satisfactory evidence can be produced of previous service in another regiment, whether that service will overcome the difficulty, provided the usual references are satisfactory?


I do not think there can be any feeling such as the hon. Member mentions, as the instructions recently issued regarding the qualifications of candidates for appointment to temporary commissions contained no reference to length of service. The General Officer Commanding the 118th Brigade is empowered to recommend all candidates serving under his command whom he considers in every way suitable for promotion to commissioned rank.