HC Deb 01 December 1942 vol 385 cc1000-1
48. Captain C. S. Taylor

asked the Prime Minister whether he is satisfied that there is complete agreement on the general principles of Army Air co-operation between the Chief of the Imperial General Staff and the Commander-in-Chief Home Forces and the Chief of the Air Staff; and that training in this direction is now proceeding satisfactorily in this country?

Mr. Attlee

I know of no disagreement between the officers mentioned on the general principles of Army air co-operation, namely, its importance and the need for it to be as close as possible. With regard to the second part of the Question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the answer I gave to a similar Question by him on 28th July last. I would add that the lessons of the recent operations in the Middle East in which Army and Air co-operation was a model are being closely studied, and we shall soon have the assistance of Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder in this connection.

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