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arm are divided proportionately to its peace establishment between Head I.
The remnant of the Reserve Division of the Militia is shown under
In the calculations of cost, the total sum provided in the Army Estimates of 1907-08, with the exception of the special and non-recurrent items detailed above Table I., has been distributed approximately under the prescribed heads and subheads.
In doing this, the sums provided for personnel, including pay, rations, clothing, transport, barrack accommodation and stores, personal equipment, &c., and pensions have been distributed in accordance with the Table of Establishments. The sums provided for Fortifications and Coast Defence Artillery have been charged to Fixed Garrisons, and those for Horse and Field Artillery to Mobile Defence. The remainder of the sums provided for clothing, stores and works, and those provided for staff and administration, have been distributed over the several heads in proportion to the Regular establishments.
APPROXIMATE ESTIMATE OF THE COST
OF THE PROPOSED TERRITORIAL
Presented to Parliament by Command of His Majesty.
PRINTERS IN ORDINARY TO HIS MAJESTY.
And to be purchased, either directly or through any Bookseller, from
OLIVER AND BOYD, EDINBURGH ; or
APPROXIMATE ESTIMATE OF THE COST OF THE
PROPOSED TERRITORIAL FORCE.
This estimate is intended to show the normal annual cost of the Force when fully organized and has been based upon the assumption that the Territorial Force will consist of sufficient troops, approximately 300,000 men, to form 14 Mounted Brigades, 14 Divisions and Army Troops ; to provide for Coast Defences; and to supply 60 troops of Cavalry for service with the Regular Cavalry. It has been assumed(1.) That except the Divisional Generals and a comparatively small
instructional staff, the force will be entirely officered by non
regular or ex-regular officers. (2.) That regimental adjutants, except in the case of the Coast
Defence troops, will be officers of the Territorial Force, and in consideration of the extra work required of them, when compared with other officers of the force, will receive
1001. per annum. (3.) That money, sufficient to enable every officer and man and
every unit to go into camp for 15 days will be provided each year and placed at the disposal of General Officers Commanding-in-Chief. From this fund the General Officer Commanding will have to meet all expenses connected with
camps, schools of instruction, classes, &c. (4.) That no payment of any kind, beyond railway fares, will be
made to officers or men for attendance at drills or musketry, but that when at camp all ranks will receive the pay of a Regular soldier, of corresponding position, and a Government
ration, or the allowance in lieu, and messing allowance. (5.) That separation allowance will be given for
(a.) Non-commissioned officers above the rank of serjeant.
(6.) 50 per cent. of other non-commissioned officers. (6.) That one suit of clothes (Service dress) will be provided for
each man. (7.) A sum of 15s. per head* for the Cavalry and Infantry
has been included for ammunition, but no allowance has been made for big gun ammunition for the Artillery, or stores for the Engineers, Army Service Corps, and Medical
Departments. (8.) It has been assumed that the Divisional Major-Generals will be
additional to the present Army establishment of general
officers. (9.) No allowance has been made for a share of the non-effective
charges for the Regular officers and non-commissioned officers
employed with the Territorial Force. (10.) For the accommodation (drill halls and rifle ranges) of the
Force a sum of 551. per company, and a proportionate sum for other units, has been included.
• Present issue of ammunition to Volunteers is approximately 108. a head.
*(11.) A sum of 751. per company and a proportionate sum for other
units has been taken for contingencies and the general
expenses of administration.
have been taken from the “ War Establishments for 1907-08,"
compiled by the General Staff.
for, e.g., guns, rifles, clothing, equipment, and capital
expenditure on drill halls and ranges.
GUY FLEETWOOD WILSON,
29th January, 1907.
TABLE SHOWING STRENGTH AND COST OF AUXILIARY FORCES,
REPRINTED FROM ARMY ESTIMATES FOR 1906–07.
(d) i.e., dividing the amount by the number (93,632) of all ranks effective on 1st Jan., 1906.
* NOTE — This is meant to cover the administration expenses of associations and units.