HC Deb 20 May 1909 vol 5 c722W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the intention eventually to arm the Yeomanry with swords, he can say about how much time out of the annual fortnight's training will be given to learning the use of the sword; and whether he is aware that German troops who use the sword are trained for three years?


It is not proposed to devote any of the annual training to learning the use of the sword. As regards German troops, if the hon. Member is alluding to the cavalry the statement is accurate.