HC Deb 07 May 1935 vol 301 cc800-1
28. Mr. DOBBIE

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office how many officers of foreign armies are in this country on an exchange basis, to what countries they belong, and when such arrangements were made in all cases?


The number of foreign military officers at present undergoing courses or attached to units of the British Army is 16. This number comprises officers of the armies of China, Egypt, Germany, Iraq, Japan and Sweden, and the arrangements cover the period from May, 1934, to the present day.

Captain A. EVANS

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many officers of the British Army are attached to foreign governments on similar duties?


I must have notice of that question.


Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us what is the object of these gentlemen in coming to this country? Are they coming to find out something about our manoeuvring?