All Stations Programme (except Manchester and Belfast).
Relayed from London.
7.30-9.30 "Under the White Ensign"
(A Romance of Trafalgar Eve by A. Corbett-Smith)
Keep then the Sea that is the Wall of England
And then is England kept by God His Hand.
I. 7.30. The Scene: On board H.M. Battleship "Triton," Cruising in the English Channel. It is in 1913, on the Eve of Trafalgar Day Anniversary. In our romance we seek to suggest to you something of the Tradition of the Navy through the centuries and how Nelson embodied the spirit of that noble Tradition. Our stage is set in two sections, one above the other, both visible at the same time, with the action upon both proceeding simultaneously. The top section represents the bridge of a battleship. Our characters are the Captain, the Commander and a Midshipman. The lower section represents the lower Mess Deck. A sing-song, arranged by the Petty Officers, Seamen, Stokers and Marines, is going on. It is an evening of fitful wind gusts with swirling mists.
II. 8.30. A miscellaneous entertainment of items grave and gay, musical and otherwise, but all bearing upon the Royal Navy, at home or abroad. These will include the Overture to "H.M.S. Pinafore," the "Red Marines" and the "Neptune" songs of Edward German, and a Sketch specially written by "Bartimeus."
Singers: George Baker (Baritone), John Huntingdon (Baritone), Sydney Coltham (Tenor), and the Mayfair Singers
The London Wireless Orchestra, directed by Dan Godfrey, Junr., will be in attendance.