HC Deb 14 March 1916 vol 80 cc1874-5

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether ordinarily a command of a field company in the Royal Engineers is vested in a majors who has under him a captain and four subalterns; whether these companies are now frequently commanded by captains, with another captain and four subalterns below them; and why, in this case, promotion is not granted to the rank of major?


The answer to the first two parts of the question is in the affirmative, and to the third that promotion is carried out in the corps, and not by field companies or other units thereof.