HC Deb 09 June 1953 vol 516 c4W
60. Major Anstruther-Gray

asked the Secretary of State for War what orders he has issued to make sure that no serving officer, non-commissioned officer or man will be required to make good out of his own pocket the cost of damage done to his uniform by the rain which fell on Coronation day.

Mr. Head

Generally speaking, the No. 1 dress was not damaged by the rain. Damage done to the full dress, and in particular the scarlet tunics, was much less than expected. Full dress is now worn only by the Household Brigade and is all public property: any damage to it will, therefore, be made good at public expense.