HC Deb 10 November 1911 vol 30 cc2039-40W

asked the Under-Secretary for War if he will state how many members of Colonial cadet corps and Home cadet corps were present in London at the Coronation ceremonies; how many Coronation medals were issued to members of Colonial cadet corps and to members of Home cadet corps; and whether, in view of the fact that the Home cadets present attended at their own expense and performed similar duties to the Colonial cadets whose expenses were paid for them, ha will state what were the considerations with reference to which the issue of the medal to Colonial cadets was carried out and which were held not to apply in the case of cadets attached to the Home Forces?

Colonel SEELY

As regards the Home Cadet Corps, fifty cadet officers and 500 other ranks were present in London. Fifty-seven medals were allotted for issue by county associations to the most deserving officers of recognised cadet units. The cadets were fed free while in camp, and given free travelling and an allowance to cover the cost of feeding en route when travelling over ten miles to Chelsea. As regards the Colonial Cadet Corps I have nothing to add to the infor- mation which I gave in reply to a question put by the lion, and learned Member on the 31st ultimo.