According to John Higginson (Metro's Chief Political Correspondent), the Conservatives will have all service personnel in MB wearing "fatigues"... Nice to know that they are going to be buying American uniforms for us to wear. MoD military will be told to wear fatiques By JOHN HIGGINSON - Sunday, October 18, 2009 Plan: White House visit inspired Liam Fox. All military personnel working at the MoD will be encouraged to wear their uniform under a Conservative government, Metro has learned. Shadow defence secretary Liam Fox said he was proud of the military and wanted them back in their fatigues. But critics argued such a move could put servicemen and women at unnecessary greater risk of terror attacks. Dr Fox said he was inspired after visiting the White House. 'You would get led around by soldiers in uniforms they have worked extremely hard to get,' he said. 'I want to know who is civilian and who is military and, moreover, I want to know whether they are Army, Navy or Air Force and what rank they are.' The issue of wearing uniforms has been high on the political agenda since last year when a review commissioned by Gordon Brown recommended a 'wider use of military uniforms'. The MoD subsequently ordered servicemen and women to wear their uniforms in public as 'often as possible' but stopped short of implementing the initiative at its own head office. At present, the 1,500 service staff working at MoD head office only wear their uniforms on Wednesdays, unless there is a military occasion. Rose Gentle, whose soldier son Gordon was killed in Iraq, said lives could be put at risk. 'I think they will be a target for terrorists. They should not wear uniforms when they do not have to,' she said.