§ 52. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Prime Minister the names of the personal advisers who accompanied him on his recent voyage in a British battleship when he met the President of the United States of America; and what were their duties?
§ The Prime Minister
I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT the names of those who accompanied me on my recent voyage when I met the President of the United States of America.
§ Sir W. Smithers
If Lord Cherwell was one of the members of the party, does not my right hon. Friend think it unwise— [Interruption].
§ Mr. Kirkwood
Seeing that the Prime Minister has met President Roosevelt, when is he to meet Mr. Joseph Stalin?
§ Following are the names:
- Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound, G.C.B., G.C.V.O. (First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff).
- General Sir John Dill, K.C.B., C.M. G., D.S.O. (Chief of Imperial General Staff).
- Air Chief Marshal Sir Wilfrid Freeman, K.C.B., D.S.O., M.C. (Vice-Chief of Air Staff).
- Hon. Sir Alexander Cadogan, G.C.M.G., C.B. (Permanent Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs).
- Lord Cherwell.
- Mr. J. M. Martin (Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister).
- Commander C. R. Thompson, O.B.E. (Personal Assistant to the Minister of Defence).
§ The party also included:
- Colonel L. C. Hollis, C.B.E.
- Lieut.-Colonel E. I. C. Jacob (Office of the Minister of Defence)
- and the following officers of the Royal
- Navy, Army and Royal Air Force:
- Captain B. B. Schofield (Director of Trade Division, Admiralty).
- Commander M. G. Goodenough, D.S.O. (Plans Division, Admiralty).
- Paymaster-Captain R. V. Brockman.
- Brigadier V. Dykes, C.B.E. (Director of Plans War Office).
- Captain A. R. S. Nutting, M.C. (Military Assistant to the C.I.G.S.).
- Group Captain W. M. Yool, C.B.E. (Staff Officer to the Vice-Chief of Air Staff).