HC Deb 07 June 1917 vol 94 c345W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what arrangements, if any, are, made to supply pilots of seaplanes and all airmen bound on long-distance oversea nights with emergency rations and with facilities for obtaining drinking water when flying in machines with air-cooled motors or for tapping the radiator for drinking water in machines with water-cooled motors?


Emergency rations, consisting of malted milk, Bovril, and chocolate are supplied to Royal Naval air stations for the use of pilots of seaplanes and airmen engaged in oversea flights. Drinking facilities are provided for by the issue of Thermos flasks. No facilities have been provided for tapping the radiators of water-cooled motors, the contents of which are more likely to act medicinally than otherwise.