HC Deb 24 February 1943 vol 387 c150
24. Captain Cunningham-Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Air why several thousands of copies of the "Courier de L'Air" were recently dropped on English villages in the Midlands?

Sir A. Sinclair

The literature referred to was jettisoned by an aircraft in distress.

Captain Cunningham-Reid

Is my right hon. Friend aware that a great number of country folk in the Midlands are very pleased, because even though they cannot read a word of French, nevertheless they appreciate that considerable initiative is being shown by the authorities?

Sir A. Sinclair

As the air crew got home safely, having jettisoned their pamphlets, this is one of those happy occasions on which everybody is pleased.