HC Deb 25 April 1944 vol 399 c649W
Mr. Bellenger

asked the Secretary of Slate for Air what regulations govern R.A.F. bandsmen's acceptance of orchestral engagements in off-duty periods.

Sir A. Sinclair

Subject to Service requirements, individual members of R.A.F. bands may, with permission, accept private orchestral engagements during off-duty periods, but contracts for a series of engagements may not be accepted and, except during periods of leave of seven days or longer, not more than one engagement a fortnight may be undertaken. Special leave is not granted for private engagements. Remuneration must not be accepted at a rate lower than that usually paid to civilians for similar services.