HC Deb 23 February 1927 vol 202 c1753
41. Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Air the number of Air Force personnel killed and injured in flying accidents since the 1st January last to the last convenient date, together with the figures for the corresponding period of last year?

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

The casualties to Royal Air Force personnel during the period 1st January to 20th February, 1927, were eight killed and 14 injured; further, one naval officer and one naval rating were killed during this period. The figures for the corresponding period of 1926 were five killed and 15 injured. I should add that four of the deaths in 1927 were the result of a single accident.