HC Deb 05 April 1894 vol 22 c1448

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the fact that a Volunteer decoration is to be given to all Volunteer non-commissioned officers and privates, as it has already been given to all Volunteer officers, of 20 years' service and upwards, he will consider the possibility of making some adjustment of the Regulations to qualify those officers for a decoration who, although they have served for more than 20 years, are eligible for neither decoration, owing to the fact that part of their service has been in the commissioned and part in the non-commissioned ranks?


It is not advisable to alter the conditions laid down by Warrant for the officers' decoration, but the new decoration will be open to any officer whose total service as a Volunteer entitles him to it, but who has not received the officers' decoration.