§ 78. Major M'LEAN
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will consider the grouping of horse artillery batteries, as is proposed for cavalry regiments, and so preserve the records, plate, and historic associations of the disbanded batteries?
§ Sir R. SANDERS
These batteries will not be disbanded, but will be converted 676 into field artillery batteries, a corresponding number of field artillery units of comparatively recent formation being absorbed by them. I much regret the necessity for the disappearance of these latter batteries, but the course chosen appears to be the fairest in the general interest that is practicable in the circumstances. The method of grouping could not be applied to the batteries of the horse or field artillery.