HC Deb 29 September 1942 vol 383 cc697-8W
Major Procter

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether it is proposed to make a free issue of physical training kit to all women in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force?

Sir A. Sinclair

This question is now under consideration.

Wing-Commander Grant-Ferris

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that numbers of Women's Auxiliary Air Force personnel will be serving at balloon sites this winter; and, bearing in mind that this is arduous work for a woman, whether he is satisfied that there is an abundance of warm clothing, other than the usual issue, available for aircraftwomen on duty at Balloon Command sites?

Sir A. Sinclair

The standard issue of clothing to W.A.A.F.'s is supplemented in the case of those employed at balloon sites by the issue of working serge suits, ankle boots and blue-grey socks and sweaters. There are ample stocks of these articles.