HC Deb 16 February 1943 vol 386 cc1603-4W
Sir T. Moore

asked the Minister of Information what steps are being taken to pay tribute to the achievements of the Red Army on the occasion of its anniversary, 21st February?

Mr. Thurtle

An official celebration will be held in each of the Civil Defence Regions on the Saturday or Sunday, 20th or 21st February, in each case centring around a meeting, addressed by a Cabinet Minister. The London celebration will be of a national character and the Foreign Secretary will make a speech at the meeting. Regional celebrations will, for the most part, include processions representing the Fighting and Civil Defence Services and war workers.