HC Deb 22 November 1948 vol 458 c853
31. Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what assistance in the shape of planes, equipment and personnel has been given to the Transjordan Government in connection with the recent formation of a Transjordan Air Force, as announced by the Transjordan authorities on 1st November, 1948.

30. Dr. Comyns

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs how many planes and other aviation equipment have been sent to the Government of Transjordan from 29th May, 1948, to 15th July, 1948, and from 15th July, 1948, to date; and for what purpose.

Mr. Mayhew

The answer is "None, Sir." Permission was given to Arab Airways, before the embargo resolution, to export a number of small civil passenger aircraft and spare engines.

Mr. Janner

Does that mean that the statement that was officially made in Transjordan, that there is now an air force, is not correct?

Mr. Mayhew

I believe that the term "air arm" was used by King Abdullah, but to which aircraft it referred, I do not know.

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