HC Deb 14 February 1922 vol 150 c845W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will permit officers of disbanded cavalry regiments and other disbanded units, who are serving in other units, to use the full dress uniform of their former unit for levees and court ceremonies rather than have to hey the full dress uniform of the unit in which they are now serving for such court ceremonies?


My hon. and gallant Friend will readily understand that an officer serving in one unit or branch of the Service cannot be permitted to appear in the uniform of another. Such an officer, however, except in the case of the Guards, is permitted to wear on ceremonial occasions the service dress of his present unit when he does not possess its full dress, which he is not obliged to buy. In case of retired officers the uniform of a disbanded regiment may be worn.