HC Deb 22 June 1915 vol 72 c1055W

asked the Under-Secretary for War whether he is aware that some Yeomanry regiments are still without the horses necessary to properly train the men; and whether, in view of the fact that there are a large number of horses at present in the remount camps, steps can be taken to distribute some of them among such of the Yeomanry regiments as require them?


The 1st Line mounted brigades have approximately their full strength of horses. The strength of horses in the 2nd Line brigades is not up to establishment, but they have on an average over 200 horses a regiment, and the military authorities are satisfied that, in the circumstances and in view of the other facilities available, the number are not insufficient for training purposes. The issue of horses from the remount depots to units of the New Armies and of Territorial divisions and brigades is and must be made with direct reference to the order in which the various units are likely to be required for service.