HC Deb 01 March 1915 vol 70 cc561-2
93. Mr. FALLE

asked the Under-Secretary for War if it has been decided to discard the leather Sam Browne belt and the sword in the equipment of officers going to the front; if the service cap used at the front is to be different from the one now in use at Home; and if he will give a reason for these changes?


Officers of Field and Divisional Signal Companies, Royal Engineers, and officers of Infantry on active service in the field will be equipped with the same accoutrements as the rank and file, instead of with the Sam Browne belt and sword. A cap for winter use has been supplied to the troops in the field in place of that in use at Home. This winter cap is a soft one and of warm material. The changes referred to have been made in accordance with recommendations received from the Expeditionary Force.