§ 26. Brigadier-General NATION
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether, in view of the fact that it is obligatory for officers to wear miniature decorations with mess dress, he will consider the issue of these free of cost, in the same way that full-sized decorations are issued, or, alternatively, that a grant of money be made for their purchase?
§ Mr. COOPER
The official recognition of an award is the actual medal or decoration, and this is, therefore, supplied free. The miniature is part of the mess dress of an officer, and I regret that I am unable to entertain the suggestions made in the second part of the question.