HC Deb 11 September 1942 vol 383 cc547-8W
Major Lyons

asked the Postmaster-General whether he is aware of the inconvenience caused to relatives of personnel serving, or in hospital in East and South Africa, owing to the absence of airgraph facilities from this country; and whether he can give the public some idea of the date when he proposes to introduce such system into the countries named?

Mr. Grimston

The airgraph service has been available for letters addressed to personnel of the East African Force since August, 1941, and I am glad to be able to inform my hon. and gallant Friend that, as announced yesterday, the service has now been extended to include letters addressed to civilians in East Africa and to personnel of His Majesty's Forces and civilians in South Africa.