HC Deb 12 May 1915 vol 71 c1628

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether, having regard to the fact that Welsh regiments have no other distinctive emblem than the flash, that Wales has raised more recruits during the War in proportion to the population than any other component part of the United Kingdom, that the Scottish Highland regiments are allowed to wear khaki kilts, which are not in any sense national emblems, and that the flash is worn on the back and so will never be seen by the enemy, the military authorities will reconsider their decision which has caused much disappointment and irritation and allow the officers of the Welsh regiments to continue to wear the flash on khaki as well as on scarlet tunics?


Yes, Sir, this matter has been reconsidered, and authority to wear the flash with the service dress will be given for the period of the War.