HC Deb 24 July 1918 vol 108 c1796

asked the Undersecretary for War if he is aware of the dissatisfaction that exists among the officers of the remount service reserve regiments, many of whom have now been abroad for years whilst others remain, apparently permanently, at home in the best and most desirable stations, nominally on the plea of health; and whether the latter officers will now replace the former, seeing that in one remount service the hardship to health abroad is not usually great?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. Applications for transfer to home service from officers serving with the Remount Department abroad are, when forwarded through the usual channels, dealt with on their merits.


Is there any system at the War Office for interchange of home service and war service abroad in regard to these men?


I am not sure whether that system obtains in regard to the Remount Department men, but it does obtain in regard to the branches of the staff.