HC Deb 28 April 1915 vol 71 cc729-30W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether officers of the Cameroon Expeditionary Force receive 5s. a day field allowance and officers of the Gold Coast Regiment 10s. a day field allowance; and whether he will consider the advisability of raising the field allowance of the former officers?


The grant of a field allowance of 10s. a day to officers of the Gold Coast Regiment during the operations against Togo land was irregular and unauthorised, and although I decided that officers who had drawn it should not be asked to refund the amounts overdrawn, I am not prepared to increase the authorised rate of 5s. a day which, under the West African Frontier Force Regulations, is being paid to officers of all units of the West African Frontier Force employed in the Cameroons. They also receive free rations or an allowance in lien of 5s. a day.