§ 4. Captain Robert Ryder
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what steps are being taken to enable officers to gain operational experience in long-range shore-based aircraft.
§ Mr. J. P. L. Thomas
Naval officers have, of course, no occasion to operate such aircraft, but an understanding of the operation of R.A.F. long-range aircraft is acquired by naval officers at the joint service schools and certain R.A.F. courses.
§ Captain Ryder
Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that our senior naval officers have, in fact, sufficient experience in the operation of these aircraft?
§ Mr. Thomas
Yes, I can say that I am satisfied on that point.