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Guns OK - But not instruments!

GUEST,The Shambles 17 May 11 - 07:56 AM
Roger the Skiffler 17 May 11 - 08:05 AM
Wesley S 17 May 11 - 08:06 AM
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Subject: Guns OK - But not instruments!
From: GUEST,The Shambles
Date: 17 May 11 - 07:56 AM

You can fill a millitary plane with all the deadly instruments of war that it can take - but not - it would seem, with even more deadly instruments, like trombones, drums and trumpets!

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2011-05-13a.251.6

Lord Berkeley: To ask why they transported a military band to the Falkland Islands to celebrate the Queen's birthday on 21 April after their musical instruments were removed before take-off; what contribution the band was able to make to the celebrations with...out any instruments; and what were the costs of such personnel transport to and from the UK

John King: Comments:
Apparently, the reason musical instruments cannot be taken as hand luggage is because of terrorism. But this was not a civilian flight - it was the ARMY.


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Subject: RE: Guns OK - But not instruments!
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 17 May 11 - 08:05 AM

Was there a weight problem? 20 men + sidearms against 20 men with brass instruments??? I can't see there would be much difference. Sounds typical MoD cock-up.Perhaps ther were supplied kazoos on arrival.

My washboard has long been classifed as a deadly weapon!

RtS


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Subject: RE: Guns OK - But not instruments!
From: Wesley S
Date: 17 May 11 - 08:06 AM

As musicians couldn't they at least whistle? That theme from "The Bridge Over the River Kwai" comes to mind.

See here - jolly good music!


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