HC Deb 08 April 1935 vol 300 cc798-9
51. Mr. WILMOT

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that Colonel Dawnay, who recently resigned from the staff of the British Broadcasting Corporation to return to duty in the Army, has now again left the Army to return to the British Broadcasting Corporation; and whether it is in accordance with the usual practice for an officer thus to alternate between service in the Army and other employment?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Douglas Hacking)

Colonel Dawnay has been on half-pay since 1st August, 1933, and is not being re-employed until 19th October, when he assumes command of the Irish Guards Regiment and Regimental District.


While thanking the hon. Gentleman, may I ask whether he is aware that after the interview given to the Press by this officer announcing that he was rejoining the Army and the fact that he was still signing letters on behalf of the British Broadcasting Corporation naturally caused some misapprehension?


There is no reason why he should not sign letters for the British Broadcasting Corporation. He has not yet returned to duty with the Army.

Forward to