HC Deb 23 March 1927 vol 204 cc370-1
22. Sir B. FALLE

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the recent permission for naval ratings who cycle and motor cycle to wear brown leather gauntlet gloves, he will grant permission for chief and petty officers to wear brown leather gloves as an article of uniform, and thus place them on an equal footing with sergeants of marines who are junior in rank to them?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

The answer is in the negative


Could my hon. and gallant Friend give me any reason?

Lieut.-colonel HEADLAM

The reason is that chief petty officers and petty officers are at present allowed to wear white woollen gloves and other ratings blue woollen gloves.