§ MR. ARTHUR JEFFREYS (Hants Basingstoke)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if he can now state what alteration will be made in the uniform and headdress of the officers and men of the 1st Battalion of Grenadier Guards wham they proceed to Gibraltar; and on what date they will embark?
§ MR. BRODRICK
The officers and men of the 1st Battalion of Grenadier Guards will leave their bearskin headdress at home, and will wear helmets when they proceed to Gibraltar. The men will not have tunics, white jackets, or tweed trousers renewed while they are at Gibraltar, these articles being replaced by issues of drill and tartan clothing. Regulations as regards the uniforms of the officers will be issued immediately. It is intended that the battalion should embark about September 28th.