HC Deb 26 June 1919 vol 117 cc360-1W
Captain BROWN

asked the Secretary of State for War how many bandmasters in the British Army hold commissioned rank, and what are their units; and whether bandmasters in the French and American Armies all hold commissioned rank?


Bandmasters promoted to commissioned rank in the British Army are appointed directors of music. The establishment of directors of music, which previously was three, has recently been increased to ten. The regiments to which these officers will be appointed are the Household Cavalry, Royal Artillery, Royal Engineers, and Foot Guards. I have no information as to the status of bandmasters in the French and American Armies.

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