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British Army (Strength)

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 4 November 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for War what is the present strength of the Regular Army battalions and the Territorial Army battalions what percentage this figure is of the authorised establishment; what have been the figures of recruits offering themselves since June last; and what proportion of these men have been rejected on medical grounds?

I presume that the hon. and gallant Member refers to Foot Guards and Infantry. The establishment of the Foot Guards and Infantry of the Regular Army, including British Infantry in India, and of the Territorial Army, and the strength on 1st October, 1930, are as follow:the number of men who enlisted into the Infantry of the Territorial Army during the period in question was 2,901.