HC Deb 17 April 1934 vol 288 c878
27. Brigadier-General NATION

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether practice mobilisations are ever carried out now by the various units of the Army as they used to be before the War?


Exercises in which formations and units are brought up to war strength by reinforcement from other units are held from time to time for experimental and training purposes, but it has not been possible, since the War, to practice mobilisation of units to the extent of calling up reservists.

Brigadier-General NATION

In view of the fact that in the mobilisation in 1914 serious deficiencies were discovered, does not my hon. Friend think that these exercises should be more frequently held?


It is largely a question of the expense involved.