§ 23. Wing-Commander Hulbert
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he can state, without disclosing information of use to the enemy, the number of enemy aircraft destroyed by Balloon Command during the years 1940, 1941 and 1942, respectively?
§ The Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair)
I regret that the figures asked for cannot be given as their publication would provide useful information to the enemy.
§ Wing-Commander Hulbert
Will the right hon. Baronet agree that the number is very considerable and has more than justified the existence of Balloon Command?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
I certainly agree with my hon. and gallant Friend that Balloon Command has fully justified its existence.