§ 23. Mr. E. Johnson
asked the Secretary of State for War if he will authorise regiments to buy and retain for use by their bands the stocks of their full dress uniforms now held by the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes.
§ Mr. Johnson
Can my hon. Friend state where their stocks are now held, and what is the procedure for a regiment which wants to obtain a uniform for its band?
§ Mr. Amery
Some stocks—they are very small stocks—are held by ordnance depots, and they can lend uniforms for special occasions, such as tattoos or historical displays. As a general principle, full dress is obsolete, except for the Household Brigade and the King's Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery.