Edward Cardwell's Army reforms reorganise British army

(56 words)
  • Editors

Short Note This is a short note

In the British Parliament, Secretary of State for War Edward Cardwell introduces reforms that reorganise the army, introducing the idea of short service, which allows men to join up for shorter periods than the previous 10 or 12 year term. This enables the creation of a trained reserve force which the regular army could call on when needed.

Short notes under 150 words are freely available to all users, but to consult all other articles in the Literary Encyclopedia, you must be logged in as a subscriber. To read about subscribing click here.


Citation:
Editors. "Edward Cardwell's Army reforms reorganise British army". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=18609, accessed 16 April 2014.]