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STRENGTH OF THE ARMY".

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STRENGTH OF THE ARMY". An important White Paper was published on Tuesday night containing a memorandum on the .existing Army system and on the present state of the military forces in the United Kingdom. The memorandum, which is signed by Mr. Haldane and the other members of the Army Council, has been published "in view of doubts which have lately been expressed in regard to the effective strength of the Regular Forces and their readiness for war." Since January 1 last the Regular Reserve has increased by 1.330 men, and the Special Reserve by 3.900 men. The numbers liable for service ■abroad have increased since 1805 by 110,000 officers and men. On December 1, 1905, there were 7,463 officers liable for service abroad, and on January 1 this year 10,157. The number of non-commissioned officers and men of the Regular Army. Militia, and Reserve similarly liable and available by age and service, after the usual deductions haTe been made. was 185,823 in 1905, 285,515 in Ja.nuray of this year, the normal being 265,085.

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