S.B. from Swan8ca
KNOWN to many of his admirers as the ' Frank Tinney ' of the cricket-field, Mr. Constantine, of the West Indies touring team, is one of the chief influences at work today towards the ' brightening ' of the game. A fine forcing batsman, a tearaway bowler, and a fieldsman of the most vigorous type, he is one of the best allrounders playing. He speaks tonight after taking part in the match versus Glamorgan at Swansea.
On page 162 you will find Tommy Handley as pictured by Ginsbury in his 'Masters of the Microphone ' series. Many listeners will have seen him 'on the halls' in his famous Sketch, The Disorderly Room, but to others he may be no more than the voice which has launched a thousand laughs from Savoy Hill.
For several years he has thrown in his lot with broadcasting and has become the most popular of our radio comedians. Whether in his revues or in the delicious parodies with which he 'pulls the leg' of those who give broadcast talks, he is irrepressible in his ingenuity. You remember his singing lesson, his lecture on gardening (who can forget the blue-nosed Flamingo which flies upside down in hot weather to keep the rheumatism from its feet?). Tonight, following the pattern of The Disorderly Room, Tommy Handley goes back to the Army.
In aid of Military Charities
By kind permission of Lieut.-General Sir ARCHI. BALD A. MONTGOMERY-MASSINGBERG, K.C.B.,
THE word ' Tattoo' dates from the Reorganization of the British Army by William III. It is derived from two Dutch words — ' Tap ' -an alehouse, and 'Toe' — to close. The signal for troops to return to Barracks was the sounding of ' Taptoe,' when the alehouse closed and men returned for the nightly muster. The modern ' Tattoo ' is the time elapsing between the first and last Posts.
This year's Southern Command Tattoo includes a large number of magnificent spectacular items, such as the musical drive in full dress uniform by ' D ' Battery, Royal Horse Artillery; a landing from a cruiser of a detachment of the Royal Navy, who will be supported in a fight with native tribesmen by a number of light tanks; the famous trick-riders of the 16/5 Lancers, and the Historical Pageant of the Royal Scots Fusiliers with its inspiring culmination in the holding of the ' Barrier' at Inkerman in the Crimean'War.
Unfortunately, such items are too much even for the Microphone. But listeners will be enabled to hear, and their imaginations stimulated to visualize, the entry of the Massed Bands of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade, and of the Infantry Brigades of the 3rd Division; the Great Counter March by the Massed Bands of the Southern Command ; the Entry of Massed Drums, Fifes and Bugles, and the Grand Finale.
RAE ROBERTSON and ETHEL BARTLETT (Piano Duets)
IVY ST. HELIER
(Songs and Impersonations)
MURIEL GEORGE and ERNEST .BUTCHER (Old Folk Songs and Ducts) ViVIENNE CHATTERTON and GERALD SCOTT in Light Songs
10.30 THE SOUTHERN COMMAND
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