Childers Reforms

Childers Reforms

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Childers Reforms restructured the infantry regiments of the British army. The reforms were undertaken by Secretary of State for War Hugh Childers in 1881, and were a continuation of the earlier Cardwell reforms. The reorganisation was brought into effect by General Order 41/1881, issued on 1 May 1881, amended by G.O. 70/1881 dated 1 July, which created a network of multi-battalion regiments. In England, Wales and Scotland, each regiment was to have two regular or "line" battalions and two militia battalions. In Ireland, there were to be two line and three militia battalions. This was done by renaming the numbered regiments of foot and county militia regiments. In addition the various corps of county rifle volunteers were to be designated as volunteer battalions. Each of these regiments was linked by headquarters location and territorial name to its local "Regimental District." The reforms came into effect on 1 Julyshow more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135771884
  • 9786135771886