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1919 Excerpt: ...all officers except two, and one doubtful, are
resigning their commissions to-day. I much fear same conditions in
16th Lancers. Fear men will refuse to move. This was followed at
11.35 by a further telegram: Regret to report that Brigadier and
fifty-seven officers 3rd Cavalry Brigade prefer to accept dismissal
if ordered North. At midnight 20/21 March the Secretary of State
telegraphed in reply to Sir A. Paget as follows: You hiive
authority of Army Council to suspend from duty any senior officers
wlio have tendered their resignations, or in any other manner
(lisputed your authority.... Direct Gough (commanding Cavalry
Brigade) and O.C.'s 5th Lancers and 16th Lancers to report
themselves to the Adjutant-General at the War Office without
delay... they should be relieved of their commands, and officers
are being sent to relieve them at once. Resignations of all
officers should be refused. On the 20th of March Brigadier-General
Gough had written to Sir A. Paget with reference to verbal orders
which he had received from the latter, asking for 'a clear
definition of the terms "duty as ordered" and "active" operations
in Ulster, ' and adding that ' if such duty involves the initiation
of active military operations against Ulster, the following would
respectfully, and under protest, prefer to be dismissed '; then
followed the names of General Gough and" the 57 officers mentioned
in Sir A. Paget's telegram despatched at 11.35 p.m. on the 20th of
March. At the interview which followed on Brigadier-General Gough's
arrival at the War Office, he asked the Adjutant-General for a
reply to the following question: In the event of the present Home
Rule Bill becoming law, can we be called upon to enforce it on
Ulster under the expression of maintainin...
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