HC Deb 14 October 1941 vol 374 c1260W
Captain Plugge

asked the Secretary of State for War how many types of uniforms there are in the British Army; and to what extent commanding officers have the right of modifying them?

Captain Margesson

Apart from undress uniform, which is optional, the only types of uniform in use in the Army at home are battle dress and service dress. In addition, khaki drill uniform is in general use at tropical stations. Commanding officers are strictly forbidden to make modifications to approved patterns.