HC Deb 05 February 1934 vol 285 cc811-2W

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office the number of officers and men of the British Army and the Royal Air Force now in Egypt, and comparative figures covering five years ago?


The establishment of the British Army in Egypt on 1st January, 1934, was 500 officers and 9,610 other ranks; on 1st January, 1929, it was 493 officers and 9,627 other ranks. I am informed by the Air Ministry that the corresponding figures for the establishment of the Royal Air Force in Egypt are 209 officers and 1,910 airmen in 1934, and 238 officers and 1,807 airmen in 1929.