HC Deb 13 March 1912 vol 35 c1238W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether the Expeditionary Force is mobilized; whether any part of the shortage of officers for that force will be made good by taking Regular officers from the Territorial Force; and, if so, how many Regular officers it is proposed to take from the Territorial Force?

Colonel SEELY

There is no present intention of taking any Regular officers from the Territorial Force to fill up vacancies in the Expeditionary Force, and, as I have already explained, if any individual officers should by any possibility be required, arrangements would be made for their immediate replacement.


asked to which arms of the Service, respectively, the 231 captains and 113 subalterns serving in the Reserve of officers who are resident in the United Kingdom and available for foreign service, and who are not serving in the Special Reserve, Yeomanry, or Territorial Force, belong?

Colonel SEELY

The figures given for subalterns on the 11th March should be 72 instead of 113. The detailed figures required are as follows:—

Captains. Subalterns.
Cavalry 20 12
Royal Field Artillery 44 7
Royal Garrison Artillery 18 13
Royal Engineers 9
Infantry 129 38
Army Service Corps 3 1
Royal Army Medical Corps 6 1
Army Veterinary Corps 2
231 72