HC Deb 04 August 1942 vol 382 c836
25. Major C. S. Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for War what the regulations are with regard to saluting in London?

Sir J. Grigg

Saluting in London is governed by the same regulations as saluting elsewhere. These are contained in King's Regulations, 1940, paragraphs 954 and 955.

Major Taylor

Would my right hon. Friend reconsider those regulations, to see whether it would not be desirable to dispense with off-duty saluting in London, Aldershot, and other places in which large numbers of troops are stationed, and, if not, will be see that the regulations are obeyed?

Sir J. Grigg

I will certainly consider that question, but I would remind the House that this question solved itself in a commonsense manner in the last war, and I see no reason why it should not this time.

Mr. R. C. Morrison

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the effect of this is that many, soldiers and officers on leave immediately change into civilian clothes in order that they may walk about without the necessity of saluting?

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