HC Deb 10 July 1916 vol 84 cc48-9W

asked the Secretary of State for War who were the British aviators who succeeded in bringing down the German, Captain Immelmann; and why their names have not been already published?


It is not customary to mention in communiqués the names of officers or soldiers who perform acts of gallantry, and it is not considered desirable that an exception to this rule should be made in the case of officers of the Royal Flying Corps. The Commander-in-Chief mentions in his dispatches the names of those whose actions or services justify special mention.