HC Deb 01 December 1937 vol 329 cc2080-1
86. Mr. Turton

asked the Secretary of State for War the intentions of the Government with regard to the future status of the three senior cavalry regiments of the line, namely, the 1st Dragoon Guards, the 3rd /6th Dragoon Guards, and the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards?

Sir V. Warrender

The first three cavalry regiments of the line in order of precedence are the 1st King's Dragoon Guards, The Queen's Bays and the 3rd Carabiniers. The 1st King's Dragoon Guards are being mechanised on their arrival from India this month. The Queen's Bays are already mechanised. The 3rd Carabiniers are in India and will be mechanised in accordance with the Indian mechanisation programme.

Mr. Turton

Is my hon. Friend aware that the statement made by the Minister for War on 2nd November about the status of these cavalry regiments has given rise to a good deal of misapprehension?