§ MR. RICHARDSON (Nottingham, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether permission has been given to the 7th Battalion Sherwood Foresters late Notts. Robin Hoods V.R.C., to retain their old Lincoln green uniforms, or whether the uniform of the battalion will be assimilated to that of the line regiment to which it is attached; and whether the badges, buttons, etc., on the service dress will be those of the Regular battalion, or whether a special pattern may be adopted.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE WAR OFFICE (Mr. ACLAND,) Yorkshire, Richmond
This battalion is permitted, under the instructions issued in Circular Memorandum 49 to the County Associations, to retain as walking-out dress the distinctive uniform which 93 it wore as a Volunteer battalion. Applications to introduce changes in the walking-out dress would be submitted by the County Association concerned, and in this case no such submission has been made. The service dress of the Territorial Force must for obvious military reasons correspond to that of the Regular Army. Applications to adopt special badges and buttons are dealt with on their merits.