HC Deb 17 April 1940 vol 359 cc974-5W
Colonel A. Evans

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, with a view to assisting esprit de corps, the War Office will allot corps colours to the Military Pioneer Corps, so as to enable officers and other ranks of the corps to wear coloured forage caps as worn by other arms of the service at home and in the British Expeditionary Force?

Mr. Stanley

An instruction will be issued in due course permitting a coloured field service cap to be worn by all ranks (including personnel of the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps) with undress, service dress and battle dress when not on duty. The use of these caps will be optional, and they will not be provided at the public expense. Patterns are decided regimentally.