This class is distributed in very weak cadres in time of peace.
The mustahfiz have no cadres in peace-time.
In 1915 the field army should, including officers and permanent cadres, be about 1,012,000 strong.
In peace-time it is composed of weak cadres, on which falls the duty of guarding magazines and stores, and of carrying through musketry instruction and drill of the rank and file of the ikhtiat and the redif.
As the organization proceeded, and stronger cadres were formed, the redif class II.