HC Deb 08 November 1937 vol 328 c1377
3. Mr. Day

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India the number of fullyequipped aircraft squadrons at present m India, and the number of squadrons that are at present in the North-West Frontier Province?

Lord Stanley

The fully equipped aircraft squadrons in India are as follow:

  • 4 Bomber Squadrons,
  • 4 Army Co-operation Squadrons,
  • ½ Bomber Transport Flight,
  • also 1 Squadron Indian Air Force now forming at Karachi.
The squadrons at present in the North-West Frontier Province are:
  • 4 Bomber Squadrons,
  • 1 Army Co-operation Squadron,
  • ½ Bomber Transport Flight.

Mr. Day

When the Under-Secretary says that these aircraft squadrons are fully equipped, does he mean that they are equipped for all general purposes?

Mr. Kirkwood

What are these squadrons doing on the North-West Frontier? Have they bombs and, if so, are they bombing anybody?

Lord Stanley

They are assisting the troops in keeping order on the North-West Frontier.