HC Deb 03 March 1919 vol 113 c15
62. Lieutenant-Colonel C. LOWTHER

asked the Prime Minister whether repatriated soldiers are obliged to return their uniforms upon being demobilised; and why they should not be allowed the privilege of retaining them and allowed to wear them on special occasions as a memento of their patriotism and service to the country?


Soldiers repatriated to Dominions or Colonies within the Empire are permitted to retain a suit of uniform, as in the case of soldiers demobilised at home. Soldiers repatriated to foreign countries are not allowed to retain their uniform. The wearing of British uniform in foreign countries is not permissible.