HC Deb 24 March 1926 vol 193 cc1203-4
28. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Air the results of the recent experiments and demonstrations of the new life-saving clothing; and whether it is intended to supply such life-saving equipment to the Royal Air Force?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Major Sir Philip Sassoon)

The recent demonstration, to which I think the hon. and gallant Member is referring, of certain flying clothing which would also keep the wearer afloat in the water, gave promising results, but a good deal of modification would be necessary before the clothing could be considered suitable for Service use. Two modified suits have been ordered, and these will be tested in due course.

Colonel DAY

Can the hon. Gentleman say how many different kinds of suits were tested?


Two suits have been ordered for testing purposes.