HC Deb 13 July 1938 vol 338 c1320
59. Mr. Davidson

asked the Secretary of State for Air when the contemplated fighter squadron for Scotland will be completed?

Sir K. Wood

As I informed the hon. Member on 6th July last it is proposed to convert one of the squadrons at present located in Scotland to fighter duties during the course of the present year. It is anticipated that the squadron will start training for its new duties in the autumn, and it is hoped that the conversion will be completed by the end of the present year.

Mr. Davidson

Does this conversion mean that this squadron will be equipped with the latest model type of fighter?

Sir K. Wood

I hope so.

Mr. Mathers

Will the employés at the Ministry who were dismissed when the previous changes took place be re-employed when this squadron is established?

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