§ 89. Mr. CROOKS
asked the Secretary of State for War whether soldiers in the Regular Army who have served abroad a number of years before the War, and were transferred to France, are to be sent abroad again; and, if so, whether he is aware that many of these men have been serving abroad for over twelve years?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The answer to both parts of my right hon. Friend's question is in the affirmative. As a general rule, however, men with less than two years un-expired Colour service will not be sent to India or Mesopotamia, but will be posted to a unit serving at home. All men before proceeding abroad will be brought to England and will be given twenty-eight days' furlough on full pay.