§ Captain BURGOYNE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, in the opinion of the Army Council, officers who 1667W prior to the War were civilians and who have not passed the Staff College are therefore considered to have limitations and are ineligible for promotion to brigade commanders?
§ Mr. MACPHERSON
The sole concern of the Army Council is to ensure that the best available officers are appointed to command brigades. A Staff College certificate is not and never has been a necessary qualification for the command of troops.