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Wednesday, 21 November 1973
Page: 3576

To the Honourable the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in Parliament assembled:

The humble petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia respectfully showeth:

That it is our belief that the Military Band based at First Recruit Training Battalion at Kapooka, near Wagga Wagga in New South Wales has, in the past, played a vital part, not only in the military, but also in the community life of this area.

That the disbanding of this Unit would strip the First Recruiting Training Battalion of a necessary military and public relations organisation, and would reduce the employment at the many local events at which this band has in the past played.

That we furthermore believe that this disbandment would be detrimental to army music in general, as a training ground for potential musicians would be lost.

Your petitioners therefore humbly pray that the House of Representatives urge the Minister for Defence to reverse his decision to disband the Military Band at Kapooka. by Mr Fairbairn.

Petition received.

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