HC Deb 07 March 1944 vol 397 cc1860-1
36. Mr. W. J. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for War whether women crews on London anti-aircraft gun teams are kept on the stations indefinitely, or whether there is a change of station after a period; and, if so, what the period is.

Sir J. Griģģ

The A.T.S. component of an anti-aircraft battery is an integral part of such a battery and could not be moved by itself without seriously impairing the efficiency of the unit. These units are not stationed anywhere for a specific period but the General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, who is naturally concerned with the well-being and efficiency of the troops under his command, can carry out such moves as he considers desirable. Moreover, the war establishment of a mixed anti-aircraft unit allows sufficient reliefs and no member of the A.T.S. need be on duty for two nights running.