64. Captain FABER
asked whether any private communication was issued by the Admiralty to some of the editors of the 1090 leading papers prior to the dismissal of Sir Francis Bridgeman; and, if so, what?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
In order to prevent mischievous and unfounded rumours, the Press Association and Reuter's Agency, after the official notice had been circulated in the ordinary manner, were by my directions informed that reasons of health, and not a difference of policy, had led to the change in the Board of Admiralty. I know of no other communication.