§ Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
(by Private Notice) asked the Under-Secretary to the Air Ministry if he can make any statement regarding the resignation of General Trenchard?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY Of STATE to the AIR MINISTRY (Major Baird)
I have no statement to make beyond that the resignation resulted from the fact that General Trenchard took a view as to the powers and duties of the Chief of the Air Staff which the Secretary of State for the Royal Air Force could not accept. I am authorised by the Secretary of State to say that, personally, he yields to nobody in appreciation of General Trenchard's high qualities, and much regrets that a difference of opinion on a point of principle should have arisen.