asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether autogyro aircraft for Army co-operative work are ordered by the Air Ministry under the appropriate Supply Vote; and whether these are retained under Royal Air Force control for: The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As operations and by Royal Air Force personnel as regards pilotage and maintenance?
§ Sir P. SASSOON
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmatives As regards the second part, the aircraft, when co-operating with the with the Royal Air Force. Army, are under the operational control of the appropriate Army commander, the responsibility for pilotage and maintenance remaining with the Royal Air Force.