HC Deb 03 June 1943 vol 390 c376W
Sir R. Acland

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether there are definite rules prohibiting the wearing of naval uniforms to members of the Royal Navy while standing as candidates for Parliament; and, if so, whether the prohibition extends to public meetings only or whether it covers the whole of the candidates' electoral activities, such as canvassing, etc.?

Captain Pilkington

Yes, Sir. Prospective candidates for Parliament who are members of the Royal Navy are not allowed to wear uniform whilst addressing or attending political meetings. During the actual period of an election a candidate is temporarily released from service, and is not then entitled to wear uniform at any time.