HC Deb 06 January 1916 vol 77 cc1104-5

asked why the recruits of the 3/4, 3/5, and 3/6 of the Gloucestershire Regiments, at present being trained in Cheltenham, are to be removed to a neighbouring county; and what advantages are likely to be obtained that will compensate for the expenses of the removal and of the general derangement?


The 3rd Line Depots are being concentrated with a view to obtaining continuity and uniformity of training, and in order that the draft producing units of the Territorial Force Units abroad should be able to train recruits with the least possible delay. The important military advantages I have indicated would, I think, compensate for the disadvantages the hon. Gentleman mentions if, and where, such disadvantages exist.