HC Deb 24 March 1925 vol 182 cc229-30
60. Mr. MacINTYRE

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that practically no recruits of Scottish nationality are being drafted into the Royal Scots Greys Regiment; and whether he will take steps to ensure that a largo proportion of recruits for this Scottish regiment shall be of Scottish nationality?


At the moment there are 190 men serving in the Royal Scots Greys who are of Scottish nationality. The number of Scotsmen who enlist into the cavalry is at present small, and it has been necessary to draft to the Royal Scots Greys from any of the three regiments of dragoons at home, irrespective of nationality, in order to provide the regiment with the necessary number of men of the various categories of service. Special endeavours will be made to draft Scotsmen to the Royal Scots Greys as soon as circumstances permit.