HC Deb 08 July 1941 vol 373 c9
10. Major-General Sir Alfred Knox

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will arrange that in official communiqués the name of the unit which distinguishes itself shall be given in such a form that the relatives of the men serving may recognise it?

9. Lieut.-Colonel Boles

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the principle which guides him in publishing the names of units fighting in various theatres requires the concealment of the regiment in the name of the corps, namely, R.A.C., Hussars; and why the name of the regiment cannot be given?

Captain Margesson

As I promised my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for King's Norton (Major Peto) on 24th June, I have been looking further into this question, and I have now decided that, in future, individual cavalry or Royal Armoured Corps regiments may be mentioned by name in exactly the same way as infantry regiments. In general, I am most anxious to make public the names of individual regiments in such a way that they can be readily identified by the relatives of the men serving in them, wherever this can be done without prejudice to the conduct of current or future operations.