HC Deb 24 March 1925 vol 182 cc228-9
43. Lieut.-Colonel JAMES

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will explain why a battalion of the Grenadier Guards at Aldershot has been ordered to go under canvas on 1st April; and whether, in view of the discomfort caused to troops by such an early beginning of the camping season, he will consider the desirability of not sending troops under canvas before the beginning of May, which was the normal period?


Two battalions of the Guards will be in camp between 28th March and 2nd May while they are firing their annual weapon training course. I am advised that there is no medical objection to the troops going under canvas; the tents will have floorboards and there will be a good supply of blankets. An early beginning of the camping season is necessary in order that the training programme may be carried out.

Lieut.-Colonel JAMES

Is not the camp situated half a mile or is it more than two miles from the barracks?


I am not quite sure.