HC Deb 15 March 1917 vol 91 c1302W

asked if General Northey's column, operating in German East Africa, is under the orders of the commander-in-chief there; and, if not, whether any dispatch from him can be published, as no mention has been made of his column for the last year?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative so far as the conduct of military operations is concerned. I think that my hon. Friend is under some misapprehension in regard to the last part of the question. He will find a special mention of General Northey's force in General Smuts' second dispatch, which was published as a supplement to the "Gazette" of 1st January, 1917. There have also been numerous references in official communiques.