HC Deb 30 March 1927 vol 204 cc1231-2
21. Mr. DALTON

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what naval missions have been sent by His Majesty's Government to assist the Governments of foreign countries since 1914; and what has been the duration of their service in each case?

The FIRST LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Bridgeman)

As the reply contains a number of dates, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

The reply is as follows:

I assume that the hon. Member refers only to officers sent for advisory or instructional purposes and not to the various contingents known as missions who proceeded to various Allied countries during hostilities to assist in actual operations. The countries to which officers have been sent, and the periods of their service, are as follow:


Turkey.—April, 1912, to September, 1914.


Poland.—September, 1919, to January, 1921.

Finland.—July, 1924, to March, 1925. Advisory only.

Chile. —January, 1926 (for two years). Advisory staff.