§ 81. Colonel DAY
asked the Secretary of State for War what troops are stationed at Abbassia; whether, in view of the independence of Egypt, it will be necessary to retain troops at this station in future years; and whether the barracks, stables, officers' mess and quarters, ordnance depot, and remount depot to be constructed this year will be erected by British or Egyptian contractors?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Sir Laming Worthington-Evans)
There are stationed at Abbassia:
No change in the disposition of the troops in Egypt is contemplated. Tenders for the new work will be called for in due course. I cannot say yet who the contractors will be.
- 2 cavalry regiments.
- 1 battalion of infantry.
- 1 brigade, Royal Horse Artillery.
- 1 field company, Royal Engineers.
- 2 signal companies.
- 1 armoured car company.