HC Deb 11 March 1930 vol 236 c1128W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he will explain the position with regard to the engagement of Air Force men as musicians in civilian orchestras; and whether the practice is to allow members of the Royal Air Force bands to take such engagements, and under what conditions?


The King's Regulations and Air Council Instructions for the Royal Air Force allow Air Force bandsmen to accept individual private engagements as musicians in civilian orchestras, subject in all cases to the approval of their commanding officer, who is responsible that the engagements are of a proper and non-political nature, that they are not connected with any strike or lock-out of civilian musicians and that the remuneration is not lower than that usually received by civilian musicians for similar engagements.