HC Deb 31 July 1916 vol 84 c2106W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether promotion in the battalions at home is much quicker than in the battalions at the front; and, if so, whether he is prepared to give an explanation of this fact?


The general explanation of the inequality in the rate of promotion as between different battalions is that vacancies occur more frequently in some battalions than in others. There may have been in the past some unduly quick promotions in the reserve battalions at home, but the necessary number of senior officers in order to provide for proper conduct of training has now been provided, and pro motion will be slower in future.