HC Deb 01 March 1909 vol 1 cc1233-4W

asked for how long a period during the past 30 years the 2nd battalion Royal Sussex Regiment has been stationed in England; and whether, in view of the fact that over 75 per cent. of the strength of this regiment is drawn from the County of Sussex, he will consider the possibility of bringing the regiment nearer home in the near future?


During the last 30 years this battalion has passed 7 years and 3 months in the United Kingdom. Of these 3 years and 3 months have been passed in England and 4 years in Ireland, where it will complete the usual tour before returning to England.