HC Deb 13 July 1899 vol 74 cc683-4

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the rapid assimilation of the uniform of Volunteer Infantry battalions to that of their territorial regiments, he is prepared, in the case of Volunteer battalions clothed in scarlet, to amend paragraph 221B of the Volunteer Regulations, so as to permit of such Volunteer battalions using the manual exercises used by Infantry of the Line and amend Section 865 of the Volunteer Regulations, so as to permit the wearing of the Infantry sash by officers and sergeants.


The question of assimilating the manual of exercise of Volunteers to that of the Regular forces is now under consideration. The question of wearing the sash has been carefully considered, and the Secretary of State does not think it advisable to make any change.