HC Deb 20 January 1942 vol 377 c223W
Sir R. Gower

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether steps are to be taken to ensure that both British officers and seamen serving in the Pacific have personal knowledge of enemy aircraft and submarine attack acquired by experience in other waters?

Sir V. Warrender

A considerable number of officers and men serving in the Pacific will have acquired personal experience in other waters of enemy methods of attack by aircraft and submarine, but it would not be possible to ensure that all have had this experience. My hon. Friend will appreciate, however, that offiecrs and men are trained in these matters in whatever theatre of war they are serving, and that any useful information gained by actual experience is promulgated throughout the Navy.