HC Deb 30 April 1907 vol 173 cc682-3
MR. G. GREENWOOD (Peterborough)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether it is the intention of the Government to alter the constitution of the corps of Royal Marines by providing that in future they shall not be commanded, as now, by officers specially attached to the corps, but by naval officers; and, if so, whether naval officers doing military duty with the Royal Marines will wear the uniform of the corps or naval uniform.


I must refer my hon. friend to the memorandum of 16th December, 1902 (Cd. 1385), which provided that all cadets entering the Royal Navy, whether to serve in the Executive, Engineers, or Marines, should receive similar training. A decision on the second part of the Question is not required for some years.