HC Deb 04 March 1926 vol 192 cc1642-3W

asked the Secretary of State for War the number of infantry depots in the Western Command, the number of officers and other ranks on the permanent staff in those depots, the cost of each depot, and the number of recruits passed through each depot during the last recruiting year?


There are 13 infantry depots in the Western Command, at each of which a staff of seven officers and 69 other ranks is employed. The estimated annual cost of such a depot is £14,730. The number of recruits who passed through these depots during the last recruiting year is as follows:

Infantry Depots in the Western Command.

Depot and number of recruits passed through during last recruiting year:
King's Own Royal Regiment 278
King's Regiment 331
Lancashire Fusiliers 331
Cheshire Regiment 268
Royal Welch Fusiliers 337
South Wales Borderers 334
East Lancashire Regiment 376
Border Regiment 301
Prince of Wales's Volunteers 267
Welch Regiment 344
Loyal Regiment 327
King's Shropshire Light Infantry 295
Manchester Regiment 266