HC Deb 15 November 1938 vol 341 c670
29. Commander Marsden

asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is proposed to reinforce the battalion of Seaforth Highlanders at Shanghai in their task of protecting the British sector of the perimeter of the International Settlement; and, if so, when, and how many British troops will be dispatched for the purpose?

Mr. Hore-Belisha

The 2nd Battalion, The East Surrey Regiment, is on its way to reinforce the British Garrison at Shanghai, and is expected there to-day.