Hongkong Daily Press.
Hongkong, Thursday, April 24, 1941.
Chief Scout Sends His Greetings Overseas
"I am speaking to you for the first time as Chief Scout of the Empire and I am grateful to the B.B.C. for broadcasting my words to the members of this great family oversees. It gives me and those in this country even a greater feeling of unity - unity in our loyalty and unity in determination to live up to the example which was set up by our Founder."
These words were spoken by LORD SOMERS, the Chief Scout, at a gathering held in a theatre in Manchester, the cathedral having been damaged by bombs.
Scouts in the old country, he said, were rendering great services in the war and had proved themselves worthy of their training.
"I send you greetings wherever you may be," he said.
"Let us, therefore, go forward from this day which we celebrate of the Patron Saint George, with high courage and prepared to live as true Scouts, and may God bless you all."