HC Deb 07 November 1921 vol 148 cc42-3
83. Mr. SIMM

asked the Secretary of State for War if, with a view to appreciating the value of military titles, he will restrict the use of such titles to persons who have served or are serving with the fighting forces, and that the titles attached to persons engaged solely in recruiting during the Great War or serving on jobs at home should be annulled, so that such persons shall not be confused with real soldiers?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Lieut.-Colonel Sir R. Sanders)

It would not be practicable to make the distinctions the hon. Member suggests. The actual use of the title in civilian life is left to the taste and discretion of the individual officer.


How many Members of Parliament call themselves "majors" or "colonels" who were never in the War?


I must ask for notice of that question.