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Patrol Uniform (Purchase)

Volume 319: debated on Tuesday 2 February 1937

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asked the Secretary of State for War what sum has to be paid by a private soldier in the Royal Tank Corps in this country and abroad, respectively, who wishes to wear the blue patrol uniform of his corps; whether it can be obtained on the hire-purchasing system, and what proportion of the corps have thus purchased it at their own cost?

The information asked for by my hon. and gallant Friend is readily available only in respect of units of the Royal Tank Corps serving in the United Kingdom. The cost of the blue patrol uniform averages £3 and with the exception of one unit, it can be obtained on the hire-purchasing system. Approximately 45 per cent. of units in the United Kingdom are in possession of the uniform.