§ Major WARING
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in selecting unit commanders for reorganised formations, due regard is paid to officers records as battalion or unit commanders in the field; and can he give an assurance that officers who have commanded units efficiently in the field are preferred to officers whose war experience in the rank of colonel has been limited to the Staff?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Yes, Sir. The records of service in the field of officers are carefully investigated before any appointments to commands are made. Preference is given to officers who have efficiently commanded in the field.