HC Deb 11 March 1942 vol 378 c1031
9. Wing-Commander Hulbert

asked the Secretary of State for Air the present policy of the Air Ministry in regard to disclosing the identity of officers and airmen who render distinguished service against the enemy?

Sir A. Sinclair

The broad policy is to restrict publication of the names of personnel who have rendered distinguished service to those receiving an award of a decoration or a "Mention in Despatches." Exceptions can be made in the case of leaders of operations or of captains of aircraft and other aircrew concerned in outstanding incidents.