HC Deb 03 June 1886 vol 306 c828
MR. BUCHANAN (Edinburgh, W.)

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether it is a fact that the uniform of the London Brigade of the Royal Naval Volunteers is different from that of the Brigades at Liverpool, Bristol, and the Clyde; and, whether it is intended to alter the Volunteer uniform, in accordance with the desire of the Volunteers, so as to assimilate it more closely to that of the Royal Navy; and, if so, whether early intimation of such change could be made so as to save expense to new recruits?


The Regulations as to uniform are clearly laid down in the Royal Naval Artillery Regulations, to which all brigades are expected to conform. It is not known that any deviations from these Regulations have taken place; but inquiries are being made on the subject. I am not aware that any wish has been officially expressed by the Volunteers that the uniform should be altered. If such an application were received I can assure my hon. Friend that it would meet with due consideration.