Brigadier-General John Wigan

Former MP for Abingdon

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Recent appearances

  • Disbandment of British Cavalry Regiments. 20 Apr 1921

    I disagree with almost every word the last speaker has said with regard to the cavalry. Before dealing in some detail with what he said I should like to have a few words on the general question. The proposal is to abolish, not only four cavalry regiments, but 45 yeomanry regiments, and some 20 Indian cavalry regiments. The easiest form of economy for any Department or any Minister to come and...
  • Disbandment of British Cavalry Regiments. 20 Apr 1921

    I was not aware that that was the case. The shock tactics of cavalry are one of their most important functions. People say that aeroplanes will take the eyes and ears of the army in place of the cavalry, but I do not think you will find any responsible commanders agreeing with that view. Aeroplanes may take their place to a certain extent for distant reconnaissances, but no commander dare...
  • Disbandment of British Cavalry Regiments. 20 Apr 1921

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Former MP for Abingdon

Entered the House of Commons on 14 December 1918 — General election

Left the House of Commons on 2 May 1921 — unknown

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