HC Deb 15 June 1915 vol 72 cc545-6W

asked the Under-Secretary for War if he is aware that non-commissioned officers in the Territorial Force who have been trained and passed as specialists in musketry are frequently promoted to be company sergeant-majors, thus interfering with the efficiency of and causing inconvenience to this branch of training which they have been trained to assist; and if he will consider the advisability, when recommended, of granting such men a scale of pay equal to that which they would receive if promoted to be company sergeant-majors?


The duties of a company sergeant-major require special knowledge of musketry, and all non-commissioned officers are required to be capable of giving instruction in musketry. There is consequently no necessity for making any such arrangement as that suggested.