HC Deb 23 November 1943 vol 393 cc1454-5W
Sir Smedley Crooke

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the advisability of allowing sergeant-majors and troop quarter-master sergeants in Home Guard H.A.A. batteries to wear the badges of their rank in order that they can be distinguished from the other sergeants?

Sir J. Grigg

There is no sergeant-major or troop quarter-master sergeant in a Home Guard H.A.A. troop. There is a colour sergeant and a sergeant and they wear the appropriate badges. Where there are two or more troops, a battery headquarters is formed and this has on its establishment a company sergeant-major and a company quarter-master sergeant. They also wear the appropriate badges.