HC Deb 12 March 1936 vol 309 cc2334-5W
Lieut. - Colonel WINDSOR - CLIVE

asked the Secretary of State for War how many men of the Army Reserve would be required on mobilisation to bring the Regular Army up to war establishment, and what would be the remaining strength of the Army Reserve after that had been done?


It would not be in the public interest to disclose this information.


asked the Secretary of State for War what was the establishment at actual strength of the following in 1914 and what they are to-day: Regular Army at home and abroad, officers and other ranks; Reserve; Militia; and Territorials?


Following is the information:

The establishments included in the Estimates for 1914–15 and 1935–36 respectively were as follows:

1914–15. 1935–36.
Regular Army, at home and abroad, including the British Troops on Indian establishment—
Officers 12,895* 12,215
Other Ranks 244,569* 196,415
Total 257,464* 208,630
Army Reserve 147,000 113,000
Special Reserve 80,120 Nil
Supplementary Reserve Nil 24,978
Territorial Army 312,890 175,094
*Excludes 171 officers and 1,361 other ranks of the Royal Flying Corps and Central Flying School.

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