§ Mr. Shephard
asked the Secretary of State for Air the figures of strength of the R.A.F. and R.A.F. Reserve for the years ended 31st March, 1938, and 31st March, 1939?
§ Sir A. Sinclair
The average strengths of the R.A.F. and the R.A.F. Reserve for the years referred to were:
— 1.4.37–31.3.38 1.4.38–31.3.39 R.A.F. 62,473 82,844 R.A.F. Reserve and Auxiliary Forces. 12,669 23,292