§ 44. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what is the total number of officers and men in the Royal Naval Anti-Aircraft Corps; and 424 what will be their position when the land defences against enemy aircraft are transferred to the War Office?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Dr. Macnamara)
I hope my hon. Friend will, on consideration, agree that it is not desirable to give the numbers of any of the Armed Forces of the Crown during war.
As regards the members of the Anti-Aircraft Corps generally, they will continue to serve under the War Office under the same conditions as to pay and discipline as at present. I should make one exception to that general statement, that is to say that men of military age engaged at present only half-time will be given an opportunity of attesting for service otherwise with the Armed Forces of the Crown.