§ Mr. Head
The bulk of those commissioned have had service in the ranks and have, therefore, already some clothing which, when new, cost £18 2s. 9d. The clothing issued free on commissioning costs £7 7s. 6d. and an outfit allowance of £36 10s. is given to meet the remaining needs. The cost of fitting out a National Service man as an officer is, therefore, £43 17s. 6d. Only battle dress is provided.