HC Deb 06 March 1946 vol 420 c309
7. Sir Wavell Wakefield

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if, in view of the success of the Aries flight to South Africa, similar flights are contemplated elsewhere; and will he consider the making of similar flights by several air craft instead of only one as a routine exercise.

Mr. Strachey

Yes, Sir. We are already arranging a series of long-distance training flights to the Dominions, to India, to the Mediterranean and Middle East, and to the Far East. Several aircraft may take part in some of these flights.

Sir W. Wakefield

Is the Under-Secretary aware of the great satisfaction with which this decision will be received, in view of the value of these flights, the interest taken in them, and the very favourable impression caused by the bearing of the crew and appearance of the aircraft at the destination?

Mr. Strachey

Yes, Sir, we believe that these are flights of very good value