HC Deb 23 November 1911 vol 31 c1537W

asked whether the Territorial artillery who were combining with a brigade of Yeomanry in field operations on Salisbury Plain during August were unable to get their guns out of camp, as the horses were in too poor a condition to draw them?

Colonel SEELY

It appears on inquiry that a certain batch of forty-one horses was, with the exception of four, wholly unfit at the time for the work required, and that one gun had to be left behind in camp on one of the two days on which the horses were to be used. Steps have been taken to prevent a recurrence of such an incident.