HC Deb 16 December 1908 vol 198 c1846

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if he will consider the desirability of withdrawing from issue the remainder of the obsolete-pattern cap with canvas, cover for infantry Special Reserves, improperly called the "Brodrick" by soldiers, having regard to its unpopularity with the men and the impossibility of making it look smart.


The cap in question is not confined to the Special Reserve and is still worn by certain Line units. To withdraw the remainder of these caps and replace them by those of the latest pattern would entail a heavy expenditure, which I think my hon. friend will agree with me could hardly be justified.

In reply to a supplementary Question.


said some Line units would wear the cap though it might not be the most becoming for them.