HC Deb 02 December 1920 vol 135 c1458W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the valuable services rendered to the country during the late War by officers of the Volunteers in various county battalions, some steps may be taken further to recognise these services?


Perhaps my hon. Friend is not aware of the recognition which has already been accorded to these officers. When the disbandment of the Volunteer Force was approved generally, His Majesty was graciously pleased to write to Lords Lieutenant, conveying through them his high appreciation of the services rendered by the force. Over forty awards of the Order of the British Empire have been made to officers of the Volunteer Force, and the names of some 200 have been specially brought to notice and these have been mentioned in the Press. Volunteer officers have also been allowed to retain honorary rank and to wear uniform on special occasions.