§ 9. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked whether several officers of the Royal Naval Air Service have applied for transfers to the Royal Flying Corps; and why, as the latter corps needs pilots, the transfers have been refused?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
As far as can be traced, three applications have recently been received from Royal Naval Air Service pilots to transfer to the Royal Flying Corps, two of whom wished to-transfer as pilots and one as an observer. One of these officers was a trained airship pilot and the others were trained seaplane pilots. All were trained in types of aircraft peculiar to the Royal Naval Air Service, and it was considered they were doing better service in the Royal Naval Air Service, where their services were urgently required, than they would have done had they been transferred to the Royal Flying Corps.