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Period Of Training In The Ranks

Volume 92: debated on Monday 1 April 1901

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I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will state what is the official estimate of time necessary, reckoning from date of enlistment, to fully train a held artillery gunner and driver, a cavalry trooper, and an infantry private respectively.

All estimates as to the period of training depend upon the conditions and the station. I do not think any advantage would be gained by laying down hard-and-fast rules.

asked if there were no means of estimating the length of time required to train soldiers.