HC Deb 21 October 1942 vol 383 c1995W
Mr. Astor

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the operational research groups in the Middle East include representatives of the manufacturers of American tanks in use in that theatre of war?

Mr. A. Henderson

The operational research groups in the Middle East are concerned with the investigation of battle problems and do not include representatives of manufactures of tanks; but the staff of the Commander of the United States Middle East Forces, which includes technical officers of the United States Ordnance with expert knowledge of American tanks, works in the closest cooperation with our tank experts in the Middle East and has direct access to armoured formations and maintenance and workshop units.