HC Deb 20 February 1918 vol 103 c754W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War when the distinctive chevrons for service abroad will be authorised, having regard to the fact that men retired or discharged from the Service, some of whom have served in France for three years, have nothing to show for such service or to distinguish them from discharged men who have not been overseas?


Distinctive chevrons for service abroad were authorised by Special Army Order of 20th December, 1917, of which I will send my hon. and learned Friend a copy. Chevrons are only supplied to serving officers and soldiers who are entitled to them. Under paragraph 12 of the Army Order discharged soldiers may, if they wish, wear on plain clothes the chevrons which they would have been entitled to wear on uniform had they remained in the Service, but no issue is made from Government stores.