HC Deb 07 March 1912 vol 35 c685W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will state the total number of officers required to complete the peace establishment of the Regular Army, exclusive of India, and give the numbers separately for the Cavalry, Royal Horse and Field Artillery, Royal Garrison Artillery, Royal Engineers, Army Service Corps, Royal Army Medical Corps, and Army Veterinary Corps?

Colonel SEELY

The following vacancies now exist:—

Cavalry 27
Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery Nil
Royal Garrison Artillery 7
Royal Engineers 10
Infantry 46
Army Service Corps Nil
Royal Army Medical Corps 8
Army Veterinary Corps Nil

As regards the Infantry, thirty-five cadets will shortly be gazetted.