HC Deb 15 May 1916 vol 82 cc1132-3

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the demand from the Western front for khaki covers for steel helmets, which can otherwise be easily seen from a distance; whether he is aware that many thousands have recently been supplied from private sources; whether the War Office has supplied any; and whether he will issue immediate instructions, to save further casualties, that such covers are to be provided with every helmet?


The Commander-in-Chief reports that all existing helmets are provided with covers or rough paint. The question of which method is the most efficacious is engaging his attention, but he is not yet in a position to make a recommendation.