HC Deb 18 June 1940 vol 362 c20
41. Sir Adrian Baillie

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the number of civilians killed and wounded, respectively, in aiding the Royal Navy to remove men of the British Expeditionary Force and French Army from Dunkirk?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty (Sir Victor Warrender)

I regret that 125 civilians were killed and 81 wounded in this operation. Of these, four killed and two wounded were civilian volunteers, and the remainder regular merchant seamen. I should like to take this opportunity of expressing once more the profound admiration of the Royal Navy and the Admiralty for the spirit and courage of these men. I am sure that the House will wish me to express the deepest sympathy with the relatives of those who lost their lives or were wounded.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

May I ask whether everything is being done for the dependants of these civilians? Those who come under the various Royal Warrants are looked after, but what about the dependants of the civilians?

Sir V. Warrender

That is a question which should be addressed to the Ministry of Pensions.

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