HC Deb 23 March 1925 vol 182 cc38-9
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:

  • 2 cavalry regiments.
  • 1 battalion of infantry.
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  • 1 brigade, Royal Horse Artillery.
  • 1 field company, Royal Engineers.
  • 2 signal companies.
  • 1 armoured car company.
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.