HC Deb 06 July 1916 vol 83 c1680W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War why men of the Royal Engineers in the 27th Division, who formerly wore R.E. on their shoulders, have now to wear the brass letters and word, T.R.E. Wessex, instead; and whether he is aware that a unit which has done distinguished service under one name or mark does not appreciate such changes of name and signs?


My hon. Friend has more information about this than I have— I have none. But I may inform him that as a general rule Territorial Force units are very eager to be permitted to adopt a badge which indicates their territorial place of origin.