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Camp Training (Clothing)

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will issue, at any rate for the period of annual camp training, an additional set of battle dress and additional pair of boots to Territorials attending camp.

I regret that it is not possible to increase the scale of clothing for the Territorial soldier as suggested.

Does the Minister realise that, when it is wet in camp, as it very frequently is, the only alternative to a wet pair of boots and a wet battledress is to wear denims? Would it not help to popularise the Territorial Army, and would not need a further issue, as the articles could be held in the quartermaster's store merely for the period of the camp?

I can hardly imagine that members of the Territorial Army would be troubled by a little wet.