HC Deb 07 May 1930 vol 238 cc953-4
46. Mr. DAY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether any protests or complaints have been received by his Department of the incident in which the Graf Zeppelin passed over the Wembley Stadium during the progress of the Football Cup Final on Saturday, 26th April; can he say whether, in giving permission and facilities for the visit of this airship across London, any specified time of such visit was mentioned; and how many men of the Royal Air Force were specially detailed for duty at Cardington on the occasion of this visit?


As regards the first part of the question, no protests or complaints have been received by the Air Ministry. As regards the second part, the Airship Construction Company, Friedrichshafen, stated in a telegram of 25th April to the Air Ministry that the Graf Zeppelin would be passing over London between 3 and 4 p.m., but no mention was made of Wembley. As regards the last part, in addition to civilian employés of the Royal Airship Works, Cardington, 100 airmen from Henlow were detailed to assist in landing the airship.