HC Deb 07 October 1941 vol 374 c848
3. Mr. Noel-Baker

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can make a statement concerning the decision to dissolve the patriot forces in Ethiopia and to recruit a new Ethiopian army?

Captain Margesson

It is the Emperor's intention, with which His Majesty's Government are in agreement, to raise and maintain an Ethiopian army under his own command. His Majesty's Government will provide a military mission of British officers and instructors to assist the Emperor in the organisation and training of these forces. The exact size and type of the units which will compose the Ethiopian army have not finally been decided upon.