§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the names of the full-time bands of each of the three Services.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The Royal Marines provides the following full-time hands for the Naval Service:
- Commando Forces Royal Marines.
- Flag Officer Plymouth.
- Flag Officer Scotland and Northern Ireland.
- Flag Officer Naval Air Command.
- Commander-in-Chief Fleet.
- Commander-in-Chief Naval Home Command.
- Commando Training Centre Royal Marines.
- Royal Marines School of Music and the Depot Royal Marines.
- Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth.
- HMS "Ark Royal".
- HMS "Ganges".
The list of Army full-time bands is as follows:
- (a) Household Cavalry bands: The Life Guards; The Blues and Royals.
- (b) Royal Armoured Corps bands: 1st The Queens Dragoon Guards, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, The Queen's Own Hussars, The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, 9th/12th Royal Lancers, The Royal Hussars, 13th/18th Royal Hussars, 14th/20th King's Hussars, 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars, 16th/5th The Queen's Royal Lancers, 17th/21st Lancers, Royal Tank Regiment Alamein Band, Royal Tank Regiment Cambrai Band, Royal Tank Regiment Rhine Band.
- (c) Royal Regiment of Artillery bands: RA (Woolwich) Band, RA (Mounted) Band, RA (Alanbrooke) Band.
- (d) Corps of Royal Engineers bands: RE (Chatham) Band, RE (Aldershot) Band.
- (e) Infantry bands: Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards, Irish Guards, Welsh Guards, The Royal Scots, The Royal Highland Fusiliers, The King's Own Scottish Borderers, The Black Watch, The Queen's Own Highlanders, The Gordon Highlanders, The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 1st Bn, The Queen's Regiment, 2nd Bn, The Queen's Regiment, 3rd Bn, The Queen's Regiment, 1st Bn, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, 2nd Bn, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, 3rd Bn, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, 1st Bn, The Royal Anglian Regiment, 2nd Bn, The Royal Anglian Regiment, 3rd Bn, The Royal Anglian Regiment, The King's Own Royal Border Regiment, The King's Regiment, The Prince of Wales' Own Regiment of Yorkshire, The Green Howards, 1st Bn, The Royal Irish Rangers, 2nd Bn, The Royal Irish Rangers, The Queen's Lancashire Regiment, The Duke of Wellington's Regiment, The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment, The Cheshire Regiment, The Royal Welch Fusiliers, The Royal Regiment of Wales, The Gloucestershire Regiment, The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment, The Royal Hampshire Regiment, The Staffordshire Regiment, The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment, 1st Bn, The Light Division, 2nd Bn, The Light Division, 3rd Bn, The Light Division, 1st Bn, The Royal Green Jackets, 2nd Bn, The Royal Green Jackets, 3rd Bn, The Royal Green Jackets.
- (f) The Parachute Regiment Bands: 1st Bn, The Parachute Regiment, 2nd Bn, The Parachute Regiment, 3rd Bn, The Parachute Regiment.
- (g) Other Corps and Unit Bands: Band of the Royal Signals, Royal Corps of Transport Band, Royal Army Medical Corps Band, Royal Army Ordnance Corps Band, Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Band, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Band, Women's Royal Army Corps Band, The Brigade of Gurkhas Band.
The list of RAF full-time bands is as follows:
The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, The Band of the Royal Air Force College, The Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment, The Southern Band of the Royal Air Force, The Western Band of the Royal Air Force, The Band of the Royal Air Force Germany.