§ 2. Mr. W. T. Williams
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty for what reason the activities of 801 Naval Air Squadron, which from June to September is serving in Malta and thereafter until next May is serving in Korean waters, are to count as Home Fleet service and not as foreign service.
§ The Parliamentary and Financial Secretary to the Admiralty (Commander Allan Noble)
It is the normal rule that foreign service does not include temporary service abroad, in a ship or squadron normally based in home waters, if the period abroad does not exceed 15 months. 801 Squadron is normally based at home and will only be abroad for 11 months.