§ 58. Captain CUNNINGHAM - REID
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what proportion of the officers at present constituting the selection board for the promotion of majors of the Royal Artillery to the rank of lieutenant-colonel have served with mechanised artillery units?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Douglas Hacking)
There is one member of the selection board who served in the Royal Artillery. This officer did not serve in a mechanised unit since such units did not exist when he was a regimental officer.
59. Colonel BROWN (for Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN)
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what is the position as regards promotion in the cavalry arm; and whether any special steps will be taken similar to those proposed for the infantry of the line?
§ Mr. HACKING
The situation as regards promotion in the cavalry is on the whole favourable. No special steps are in contemplation other than the formation of a special list of selected Majors as in the case of the Infantry.