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Colchester Garrison (Strength)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for War what additions to the strength of the Colchester garrison he anticipates will be made in the immediate future.

The second battalions of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, the Black Watch and the Sherwood Foresters, which are now forming, will be stationed at Colchester.

Can my right hon. Friend say whether there will be any other ancillary units in addition to the three units he has mentioned?

Not as far as I know. I think my hon. Friend's constituency has a good share.

As the Black Watch is going to Colchester, is it not reasonable to expect that that is ample for any town?

I am obliged for the forbearance of my hon. and gallant Friend who, I thought, would be urging me to send them to Scotland. They are being sent to this garrison for operational reasons.