HC Deb 22 April 1941 vol 371 c16
31. Sir T. Moore

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has yet devised any effective method of utilising military bands for the escort of troops in London and the provincial centres, whereby soldiers may be inspired during training and civilians encouraged in withstanding the effects of war?

Captain Margesson

As my hon. and gallant Friend has been informed, military bands are already being used for the purpose which he has in view, and their opportunities of employment will be greatly extended as a result of a very considerable addition to their free travelling facilities.

Sir T. Moore

Has my right hon. and gallant Friend himself seen a military band on the streets of London since the war started?

Captain Margesson

I do not go out a very great deal these days. I hope that during the summer I shall see more military bands than we have been seeing for some time.

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