HC Deb 03 July 1940 vol 362 cc816-7
11. Rear-Admiral Sir Murray Sueter

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is taking steps to ensure that the experience gained by all ranks during the recent fighting is made available at the earliest possible moment to the Air Ministry and also to operational commanders?

Captain Balfour

Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend has arranged that selected officers and airmen of all ranks, engaged on both flying and ground duties, should have an opportunity of bringing personally to the notice of the Air Ministry and of operational commands the views they have formed as a result of battle experience. A series of meetings is being held for this purpose, over which Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Brooke-Popham presides, and at which representatives of the Air Staff and of Fighter, Bomber, Coastal and Training Commands are present. My right hon. Friend is confident that valuable information will be obtained and disseminated in this way.