HC Deb 22 October 1946 vol 427 c329W
Mr. Proctor

asked the Secretary of State for War what action has been taken against 2599334 Signalman E. Rostron, who was placed under close arrest for singing the Red Flag.

Mr. Bellenger

This soldier was not placed under arrest for the reason given. He was arrested and awarded 28 days' detention for three offences under the Army Act, two relating to the disobedience of lawful commands (refusal to produce identity documents and to return to barracks) and the third to conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline in that he behaved in a disgraceful manner and was improperly dressed in Allee Strasse, having no hat, no tunic, and shirt wide open, thereby lowering the prestige and dignity of occupational forces.