HC Deb 24 June 1919 vol 117 c10
10. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Secretary of State for War if he can state what is the annual cost to the parents of a cadet at Sandhurst and Woolwich during the cadet's period of training; and what provision is made for the sons of poor parents to enter the Army through Sandhurst and Woolwich?


Before the War the full fee was £150 a year, with contributions in addition amounting to £50 in two years for outfit, books, etc. For sons of Army or Navy officers the annual fee was reduced to from £80 to £20, according to the father's rank and other circumstances. There are also King's cadetships for sons of officers whose deaths were due to service and whose families were left in straitened circumstances. These excuse payment of all fees and contributions, and give £65 outfit allowance on joining the Army. And there are prize cadetships won by competition at the entrance examination which reduce the annual fee to £80, excuse the contributions and carry the outfit allowance of £65. Future arrangements are under consideration.