HC Deb 17 December 1929 vol 233 cc1233-4W

asked the Secretary of State for War what total number of British troops have been evacuated from the Rhineland; whether any remain; where the evacuated troops are now stationed; how many are in permanent barracks and temporary hutments, respectively; and whether accommodation for the wives and families of soldiers married on the strength has been provided in all cases with the unit with which the married soldier is serving?


The strength of the British Army of the Rhine at the beginning of September (including the detachment in the Saar District) was approximately 6,200. The evacuation is complete with the exception of one man who, is unfortunately seriously ill. All the returning troops are accommodated in permanent barracks with the exception of the Royal Army Service Corps at Catterick, who are in temporary huts, and a field battery at Larkhill, who are in hutted barracks. A list of the stations is appended. As regards the families on the married quarters roll, all are in quarters at the places where the husbands are stationed except 16 families which are in receipt of lodging allowance and have been able to secure accommodation locally, and one family which is in married quarters at the station of the regimental depot.

  • 2nd Battalion, The Leicestershire Regiment, Catterick.
  • 1st Battalion, The Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire), Catterick.
  • 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment, Catterick.
  • 2nd Battalion, The Royal Welch Fusiliers, Tidworth.
  • 2nd Battalion, The Royal Fusiliers, Colchester.
  • 2nd Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment, Portland.
  • 19th Field Brigade, Royal Artillery, Newcastle, Sheffield and Larkhill.
  • 8th King's Royal Trish Hussars, Alder-shot.
  • Royal Army Service Corps, Catterick and Aldershot.
  • Royal Tank Corps, Lydd.
  • Royal Engineers, Colchester.
  • Royal Corps of Signals, Scarborough.

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