HC Deb 05 August 1943 vol 391 cc2487-8W
Colonel A. Evans

asked the Secretary of State for War why the regiment of artillery, of which he has been informed, which was raised before the war, has been excluded from the list of regiments entitled to wear the name of their unit on their shoulder title as set out in Army Council Instruction 905 of 1943; and whether he will take immediate steps to amend the instruction?

Mr. A. Henderson

The designation worn at the top of both sleeves of battle dress by all ranks indicates the corps to which they belong. The regiment to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers is, and always has been, an integral part of the Royal Artillery, and therefore wears the designation appropriate to the corps worn by all its regiments. They are, however, allowed to wear a flash in their regimental colours.