HC Deb 14 November 1882 vol 274 c1405

asked the Secretary of State of War, Whether, with a view to allow the public to witness the Royal Review of the Troops employed in the Egyptian warlike operations, it would be possible to hold it in Hyde Park instead of St. James's Park.


Sir, in reply to the noble Lord, I have to say that I should have been very glad if it had been possible for Her Majesty to review the troops in Hyde Park; but, after well weighing the advantages of, and objections to, such a review in the middle of November, I arrived, with regret, at the conclusion that the objections preponderated. I am happy, however, to be able to say that His Royal Highness the Commander-in-Chief has proposed an arrangement under which many hundred thousand people will be able to see the troops. After passing before Her Majesty on the Horse Guards Parade, they will proceed by the Birdcage Walk, Grosvenor Place, Piccadilly, St. James's Street, and Pall Mall to Charing Cross, dispersing to their several destinations there. This will afford probably even greater opportunities for seeing the troops than a review in Hyde Park.