asked the Undersecretary of State to the Air Ministry whether the new cloth for the officers and men of the Royal Flying Corps has been designed; if so, what is its colour and whether arrangements have been made for large quantities of it to be manufactured; if so, when it will be ready; and whether officers will be required to have their uniforms made there from?
§ Major BAIRD
The new cloth approved for the uniform of the Air Force is light blue. Difficulties of manufacture will, however, prohibit its introduction during the War, although it may be used by officers for evening wear. This, however, is optional. For the period of the War both officers and men will be clothed in a similar pattern uniform made of Army khaki cloth. No extra orders for cloth have been placed as it is considered that the Army supply will be sufficient.