HC Deb 28 November 1944 vol 404 cc2391-2
38. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Secretary of State for War what is the strength of the military mission at present at G.H.Q. in the U.S.S.R.; and whether there are British military representatives with each Russian army in the field.

Sir J. Grigg

The strength of the British Inter-Service Mission in Moscow is at present 26 officers and 32 other ranks. There are no British military representatives with the Russian Forces in the field, but a few visits to the front have been made.

Sir A. Knox

Has any application been made to the Russian authorities to allow British officers to be attached to the Russian Armies in the field?

Sir J. Grigg

I would like to have notice of that question.