HC Deb 23 March 1920 vol 127 c227
22. Colonel GREIG

asked the Secretary for War whether any officers who have commanded units on active service are qualified by appointment to command units in the Territorial Army; and, if so, whether he will take steps to insure that a similar qualification shall apply to the command of brigades in the Territorial Army?


The fact of having successfully commanded a brigade or unit on active service is one of the principal qualifications for appointment to a command in the Territorial Army. It is not the sole consideration, however, because a number of officers, although possessing superior qualifications to those actually given command, could not be spared from the staff or other extra-regimental employment.