HC Deb 21 December 1938 vol 342 c2855
21. Mr. Everard

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many squadrons of Air Defence Cadet Corps have been formed, or are in the process of formation; and whether arrangements are being made for some members of these squadrons to attend camps for gliding training next summer?

Sir K. Wood

Since the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for St. Pancras, North (Mr. Grant-Ferris) on 14th December, six more squadrons of the Air Defence Cadet Corps have been formed, which makes a total to date of 37, and the Air League of the British Empire is investigating the possibility of forming new squadrons in various parts of the country. A suggestion to make gliding training available to Air Defence Cadets is now receiving consideration.

Mr. Everard

When will my right hon. Friend be in a position to make a statement on this matter, in view of the fact that it would assist recruiting if boys knew this training would be available?

Sir K. Wood

I will communicate with my hon. Friend.