HC Deb 21 March 1923 vol 161 c2568
98. Mr. BECKER

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War, if it is proposed to transfer the Life Guards from London to Windsor and to replace them by the Royal Horse Guards now stationed at Windsor; if so, what will be the cost of this exchange of troops; and why is it necessary?

Lieut.-Colonel GUINNESS

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. This move is a normal relief and is necessary owing to the absence of training areas and facilities for movements of cavalry in London. The move of all mounted personnel is carried out by route march and the only appreciable cost on public funds will be that of rail transportation of 80 men and about 30 families from Paddington to Windsor and vice versa. In the absence of information as to size of families and other details I cannot furnish a precise estimate of the cost, but it will be inconsiderable.