I can dimly remember visiting my uncle in Netley hospital in 1940. What stuck in my mind apart from the stop-me-and-buy-one ice cream tricycle was the bright blue suits with red neckties worn by the soldier patients. I have later come to suspect that this was to allow the walking ones some freedom without the likelihood that they would go AWOL - but WHEN? This qn has been sparked by looking at pictures of a local temporary WW1 hospital with its female nursing staff and male patients grouped outside. One is dated 1914 and the men are wearing ordinary khaki. Another shows the men wearing the rig I describe. The question is when was this hospital dress introduced? The hospital was closed in 1919.