HC Deb 23 December 1915 vol 77 c601
18. Major HUNT

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether part of the defence of London against hostile aircraft has now or is about to be taken over by the military authorities; and, if so, what is going to be done with the gunners trained to defend London; and whether their duties are to be transferred to regular gunners fit to go to the front?


As I stated last week, it has been decided that the defence of London against hostile aircraft is to be taken over by the War Office, and it is anticipated that that transfer will take place shortly. The latter part of the question should, I think, be addressed to my right hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for War, but so far as I am aware, it is intended to continue the members of the Anti-Aircraft Corps, when transferred to War Office control, in their existing duties.


asked the Under - Secretary of State for War whether there will be any change made in the uniform of the Anti-Aircraft Corps when that corps is transferred from the Admiralty to the War Office; and, if so, will he say upon what funds the cost of the change will fall?


No change is contemplated. The second part of my hon. Friend's question does not, therefore, arise.