§ 22. Mr. Purbrick
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the important successes attained by the enemy during the past three years by the use of dive-bombers under suitable' conditions, and the fact that we have just now commenced to employ this form of bombing, he will make a comprehensive statement as to the reasons why we have not hitherto adopted this form of warfare; and whether those members of the staff who regarded the dive-bomber as obsolete or ineffective are still employed?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
I gave the House a full review of the policy in regard to dive-bombers in the statement which I made in introducing the Air Estimates on 4th March last. I cannot usefully add to that statement.