HC Deb 23 July 1912 vol 41 c963
18. Captain FABER

asked whether any hospital is to be built in the flying sheds at Larke Hill; and whether a doctor is in attendance during flying hours, seeing that the late Captain Loraine had to be conveyed some miles to the nearest hospital in an ordinary cart?

Colonel SEELY

It is not intended to build a hospital at Larke Hill, as the distance from the sheds there to the hospital at Bulford is only two and a half miles; moreover, the military flying establishment will be moved from Larke Hill after the conclusion of the competitions which are about to take place. A medical officer is always in attendance at Larke Hill whenever flying is going on. The hon. Member will understand that when extended flights are taking place it is impossible to ensure that there will always be adequate medical assistance in the immediate vicinity of any accident that may unfortunately happen.