Battledress has been authorised for the Civil Defence Rescue Service as being the most appropriate uniform for all that Service's active duty, and where it has been issued it must be worn for all work, and not reserved for parade purposes. Local authorities have been instructed that overalls must be withdrawn from personal issue when battledress is issued, though a small proportion may be retained at depots for duties in the depot. There are many urgent uses to which overalls so with drawn will be put, and for which the supply position does not warrant the provision of new overalls. New instructions on this subject are about to be issued to local authorities.
This point has been considered but the men have been provided with stout working dress and it would be a pity if the Rescue Services could not have the same smart uniform as other Services.