HC Deb 09 December 1931 vol 260 c1866
18. Lord APSLEY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he will make representations to the railway companies asking them whether, in cooperation with the Royal Aero Club, they would be willing to have the name of every railway station painted in clear letters on its roof for the sake and convenience of aircraft?


As at present advised, my Noble Friend is not prepared to adopt this suggestion. Many railway stations are located in thickly populated areas, the names would easily become obscured, and pilots might be tempted to fly dangerously low in order to read them. I may add, however, that the Automobile Association, with the co-operation of the Royal Aero Club, has prepared a memorandum on the subject of a scheme of standard air signs by means of ground markings which is not open to the same objections. It has been approved by the Air Ministry, and has been issued by the civil aviation section of the London Chamber of Commerce to local authorities and other bodies through the country.