§ 47. Mr. Piratin
asked the Minister of Defence how many Poles are serving in each of the three Services; and in what capacity.
§ The Minister of Defence (Mr. A. V. Alexander)
At the end of June, 440 Poles were serving in the Royal Air Force, 385 in the Army and four in the Royal Navy, a total of 829. They are employed in various capacities according to their qualifications and the requirements of the Services. In addition, there were 320 members of the R.A.F. Section of the Polish Resettlement Corps on loan to the Royal Air Force, all of whom are to be withdrawn during July.
§ Mr. Piratin
My question was quite specific and the Minister surely could answer it. Are any of these Poles being used as officers in charge of British troops?