HC Deb 02 March 1893 vol 9 c811
MR. MACNEILL (Donegal, S.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether officers, non - commissioned officers, and soldiers in Her Majesty's Forces will be permitted while in uniform to wear the shamrock on St. Patrick's Day?


Instructions have recently been issued— I hope they were in time for St. David's Day yesterday—enabling commanding officers to use their discretion with regard to permitting the use of national emblems on special days.