§ 37. Mr. BEAUMONT (for Captain BALFOUR)
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether the Air Ministry will consider detaching units of the Royal Air Force, when service duties permit, for the purpose of taking part in opening ceremonies of municipal airports in a similar manner to the Royal Air Force support to be granted to a limited number of club meetings, and at least to the same extent?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
I regret that it is not possible to agree to the hon. and gallant Member's suggestion. The assistance which is already being given by the Royal Air Force to civil flying meetings is the utmost that can be done in that respect and I am advised that Service training requirements preclude absolutely the extension of such assistance to the ceremonies to which he refers.