HC Deb 24 July 1933 vol 280 c2207
11. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the Secretary of State for India the establishment and actual strength of Europeans and Anglo-Indians, respectively, in the railway battalions of the Indian auxiliary force in India in 1920 and 1932, respectively?


I am circulating figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures:

The strength returns of the various units of the Indian Auxiliary Force do not differentiate between Europeans and Anglo-Indians. In 1920 there were 19 railway battalions in the force. No information is available regarding their enrollable maxima, but the actual strength was 13,160 of all ranks. In 1932 there were 18 battalions with enrollable maxima of 14,792 and an actual enrolled strength of 13,004 including reserves and cadets.