HC Deb 03 May 1898 vol 57 cc170-1
MAJOR F. C. RASCH (Essex, S.E.)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the uniform of the Carabiniers has been already changed from red to blue, and is now to be changed from blue to red (serge); and if he will give the reason for the alteration?


The uniform of the Carabiniers was changed from red to blue in the year 1851; and the undress frock has now been changed from blue to red. This was done because it was considered necessary that, for service and mobilisation purposes, the regiments composing the corps of dragoons should have interchangeable uniforms. No alteration has been made in the full-dress uniform of the regiment.