HC Deb 11 April 1935 vol 300 cc1335-6
68. Lieut.-Colonel SANDEMAN ALLEN

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office how many regular lieutenant-colonels it is intended to appoint to territorial lieutenant-colonel commands; and whether it is proposed that they should have regular Army adjutants?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Douglas Hacking)

I presume that my hon. and gallant Friend's question arises out of the report on promotion of officers of the Royal Artillery, details of which were given to the House last week. At the present time there are no serving regular lieutenant-colonels commanding Territorial Army units, but the terms of the report provide for an increase in the establishment of lieutenant-colonels in the regular Royal Artillery up to a maxium of 10, and of these according to present intention nine may be employed in command of Territorial Army artillery brigades as suitable vacancies occur, e.g., if new Territorial Army artillery brigades are formed or if suitable Territorial Army officers are not available in the existing brigades. As a general rule all Territorial Army units have regular officers appointed to them as adjutants, but where a regular lieutenant-colonel is appointed to command a Territorial Army artillery brigade the intention is that a Territorial Army officer or retired officer should be appointed as his adjutant.


May I ask whether the salaries of these officers will be a charge on Territorial Army funds or on Regular Army funds?


I should like to have notice of that question.

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