HC Deb 29 May 1919 vol 116 c1423
Mr. GRANT (by Private Notice)

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the achievement of American aviators in crossing the Atlantic, suitable arrangements have been made to welcome the Flying Boat N.C. 4 on its arrival in this country, so that our admiration for the exploit may be publicly expressed?

Major-General SEELY

Yes, Sir. All possible arrangements are being made by the Air Ministry to give fitting reception to these intrepid American aviators so soon as they have completed their course. Our flying boats and seaplanes will meet them, if possible, and escort them to Plymouth. Our Air Station at Cattewater is arranging to entertain them, and I am informed that the naval, military, and civil authorities will co-operate in every way possible. I may add that my latest information is that the N.C. 4 has not yet started. It is expected to start to-morrow.