HC Deb 07 August 1902 vol 112 c956
MAJOR RASCH (Essex, Chelmsford)

To ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office, having regard to the fact that the 44th Regiment of the Line (now the Essex Regiment) captured a French Eagle at Salamanca in 1812, and in consideration of the services of the regiment in the Peninsular and for the last 100 years, whether it will now be allowed (in common with certain other corps) to bear the badge of the eagle on the blue serge, mess kit, and full dress uniform.

(Answered by Lord Stanley.) The Essex Regiment have the eagle on the mess jacket collar and on their regimental colour. Sanction has been given them to wear it on their mess dress buttons and on their full dress uniform.