HC Deb 13 April 1885 vol 296 cc1456-7

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether it is true that the Seaforth Highlanders, now stationed at Windsor, mount the Castle Guard in forage caps; and, if so, who is responsible for so irregular a practice?


The facts are as stated. Pending the settlement of the question of the retention of the feather bonnet, no provision was made in the Estimates of last year for its issue. Meanwhile, this regiment has, at its own request, been permitted to wear Glengarry caps instead of helmets in full dross. It having, however, been decided to retain the feather bonnet, money has been included in this year's Estimates for the service, and the officer commanding the regiment has been authorized to make the necessary arrangements for its issue to the men.