HC Deb 26 June 1935 vol 303 cc1087-8
30. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many Royal Air Force officers have attended for instruction at anti-aircraft practice camps at Watchett or elsewhere during 1934, and how many it is proposed to send during 1935?

The SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

Approximately 50 Royal Air Force officers attended the anti-aircraft practice camp at Watchett during 1934 for the purpose of obtaining experience in anti-aircraft gunnery. Fifty-four officers have been detailed to attend at practice camps for a similar purpose this year.

Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

Is it the intention of the Minister to encourage this and to see whether it is not possible to increase the number of officers of the Royal Air Force in attendance at practice camps?


Yes, we are, as a matter of fact, increasing the number.