HC Deb 05 March 1935 vol 298 cc1735-6

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he can now make a further statement as to the participation of the Territorial Forces in the Jubilee celebration?

16. Major WATT

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is now in a position to state the part that the Territorial Army will be called upon to take in the forthcoming Jubilee celebration?


So far as the main, celebration in London is concerned, it has been decided that the Honourable Artillery Company should provide a guard of honour at St. Paul's Cathedral on the occasion of the Thanksgiving Service. Other units of the Territorial Army in London will have the opportunity of lining the route to and from St. Paul's Cathedral. In Cardiff and Edinburgh similarly, units of the Territorial Army will line the streets when His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and His Royal Highness The Duke of York respectively represent His Majesty at these places. In the local celebrations elsewhere General Officers Commanding-in-Chief will collaborate with the Lord Lieutenants of the counties so that Territorial Army troops may take part in celebrations in proximity to the places where they normally drill. All Territorial Army troops parading for the celebrations on the 6th May, or on the 11th May in the case of Cardiff and Edinburgh, will receive pay and ration allowance for that day.

Brigadier-General NATION

Could my right hon. Friend say whether any decision has yet been arrived at with regard to cadet units?


No, Sir; no decision has been reached yet. I hope to be in a position to say something about that matter shortly.

38. Mr. MANDER

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give particulars of those parts of the Jubilee celebrations in which the civil element will be emphasised?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

I would refer the hon. Member to the official programme published on the 12th February.

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