HC Deb 09 February 1932 vol 261 cc643-4
30. Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office for what reasons an artillery officer was recently appointed to be in charge of the Cavalry Record Office; and whether in future this will be considered a cavalry appointment?


This post is regarded as one normally to be filled by a cavalry officer, but in February, 1931, when the present holder of the appointment was selected, there were no colonels late of the cavalry available.

Brigadier-General BROWN

Has this post ever been held by anyone except a cavalry officer before; and is it intended in the future to follow this practice?


This may be a position suitable for a cavalry officer when there are cavalry officers available, but I could not say off-hand whether it has ever been held before by an officer who was not a cavalry officer.


Would not a Salvation Army officer be cheaper?


Would it not be an advantage to transfer a colonel from this House?