HC Deb 11 January 1916 vol 77 c1424
6. Mr. KING

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether officers and men of the Royal Artillery who are available for foreign service are now doing duty on anti-aircraft guns and searchlights in the London area; and, if so, whether the work performed by these officers and men, especially the search light duties, will, wherever possible be entrusted to other men, preferably those above the military age?


It has been found by experience that the men above military age, as a rule, are not quick enough in the service of the guns to be considered suitable for employment at this particular work. Every endeavour is being made to relieve men fit for service abroad.