HC Deb 12 February 1917 vol 90 cc296-7W
Commander WEDGWOOD

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any, and, if so, how many fresh battalions of the King's African Rifles have now been raised in either East Africa or Nigeria?


The King's African Rifles is an East African force, and has no connection with Nigeria. All possible steps are being taken to expand the local military forces, both in East and West Africa, but the hon. Member will realise that it is inadvisable in the public interest that details should be given.