§ Major GLYN
asked the Secretary of State for Air how many men does it require to-day to keep one aeroplane in service on the same method of calculation by which it was recorded that the figures for 1918 were 81, and for 1924, 53?
§ Sir S. HOARE
On the assumption that the figures quoted and requested by my hon. and gallant Friend relate to the ratio between the personnel strength of the Royal Air Force and the number of machines on the first line establishments of Service squadrons, the ratio at present may be stated as between 49 and 50 personnel of all ranks for each first line aeroplanes in Service squadrons.