4. Dr. VERNON DAVIES (for Sir NICHOLAS GRATTAN-DOYLE)
asked the Secretary of State for War what British troops are stationed in Egypt and at what places; and what was the strength a year ago by comparison with the present time?
§ Mr. SHAW
The regimental establishment of the British troops in Egypt, as given on page 29 of Army Estimates, consists of three cavalry regiments, six batteries of artillery, six infantry battalions and ancillary troops. There has been no change in the number of these units since last year. The actual strength of the troops in Egypt on 1st June this year was approximately 9,800, compared with 9,600 on 1st June, 1929. The troops are stationed at Cairo, Ismailia, Alexandria and Port Said.