53. Captain FABER
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, seeing that two regiments have now been allowed to add to their Colours the name of a battle which took place 150 years ago, he can give any approximate date at which the Fusilier regiments will be allowed to add the name of the Relief of Mafeking to their Colours?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Mr. Tennant)
The question of the "Relief of Mafeking" amongst the honorary distinctions to be awarded for the South African war was thoroughly considered at the time and the Army Council do not now see their way to reopen the matter.