HC Deb 04 July 1910 vol 18 cc1475-6W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, when in his address to the Surrey Veteran Reserve on 18th June, he stated that the county of Surrey had alone produced such a reserve, he was aware that in the city of Gloucester a Veteran Reserve was formed in 1899, composed of ex-Regulars and ex-Volunteers, all of whom had completed full terms of service; that such reserve now musters over 200 men, who are properly enrolled and working under a properly constituted code of rules and carrying out annual musketry practice at their own expense, and that such reserve company have repeatedly petitioned the War Office for recognition as a Veteran Reserve; and whether any such recognition can be granted to them?


The Surrey Veteran Reserve has been duly registered by the Surrey County Association. If the Gloucester Veterans are desirous of joining the Gloucestershire County Veteran Reserve they should apply for registration to the county association, which will doubtless welcome their application. No Veteran Reserve can be recognised unless formed under the auspices of a county association.