HC Deb 19 December 1919 vol 123 cc861-2W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the Shropshire Light Infantry, 2nd Battalion, is to be sent to Egypt at an early date on another tour of foreign service after sixteen years in India immediately before the War; and, if so, whether there is any foundation for considering this as a punishment for the trouble that took place at Fermoy?


The Second Battalion Shropshire Light Infantry, in con- junction with other battalions, is being sent to Egypt for temporary duty in that country. It is not being sent on a tour of foreign service, and will be brought home as soon as circumstances permit. Battalions for this duty were selected strictly in accordance with the foreign roster, those battalions with the longest term to serve at home being selected first for this temporary duty. There is no foundation whatsoever for considering this as a punishment for the trouble which took place in Fermoy.