26 JULY 1940, Page 6

The decision to deprive Air Raid wardens of their unitonss

seems to me utterly unimaginative and shortsighted. The economic gain must be trifling compared with the psycho- logical loss. Not only do the uniforms give the wearers certain sense of the value of their role and at the same tine iron out all social distinctions ; the sight of them gives con' siderable confidence to the ordinary citizen, who is reminded by them of the vigilance with which his interests are being watched. Wardens must, moreover, be immediately identifiable during air-raids. I hope all local authorities will protest viget" ously against the new order.