HC Deb 07 June 1915 vol 72 c84W
Colonel WHITE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he will state approximately the percentage of troops serving with the Expeditionary Force who have already been served out with neck curtains or other protection against the sun; and whether he will reconsider his decision not to issue to the troops felt slouch hats, which were found so effective by all those who wore them in the South African War?


No curtains have yet been served out to the troops, but supplies are being accumulated to enable a distribution to be made. It is not proposed to supply slouch hats.