Brigade Cap Badges

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th December 1957.

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Photo of Commander Sir Peter Agnew Commander Sir Peter Agnew , Worcestershire South 12:00 am, 11th December 1957

asked the Secretary of State for War the estimated cost of equipping the infantry of the line with brigade cap badges.

Photo of Commander Sir Peter Agnew Commander Sir Peter Agnew , Worcestershire South

In view of the fact that this will not contribute either to the fighting or the administrative proficiency of the troops concerned, is this not a case of unnecessary Government expenditure which could be avoided?

Photo of Mr Julian Amery Mr Julian Amery , Preston North

I cannot accept the first part of my hon. Friend's statement. My hon. Friend will appreciate that we should in any case have had to provide new cap badges for the thirty regiments which were amalgamated.

Photo of Sir Gerald Nabarro Sir Gerald Nabarro , Kidderminster

The Worcestershires are not being amalgamated.