§ 78. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Secretary of State for Air the number of deaths in the Royal Air Force due to accidents whilst flying during the years 1927 and 1928, respectively?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Samuel Hoare)
The number of deaths clue to flying accidents in the Royal Air Force in 1927 was 57; in 1928, 73. These figures include casualties to Reserve, Special Reserve, and Auxiliary Air Force personnel under training, and to Navy and Army personnel attached to the Royal Air Force. I may add that some fluctuation from year to year is inevitable; in 1926, for example, the corresponding figure was 85.