HC Deb 25 October 1939 vol 352 cc1399-400
70. Lieut.-Commander Tufnell

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will consider the granting of leave to survivors of any warship which may happen to be torpedoed during the present war?

Mr. Churchill

It is the intention of the Admiralty that the survivors of any of His Majesty's ships which may be sunk during the war, should be granted a period of leave before they are drafted to other duty. Leave was so given to the survivors of His Majesty's Ship "Courageous" and His Majesty's Ship "Royal Oak" and this practice will be continued, provided the manning situation permits.