HC Deb 09 June 1944 vol 400 c1656W
Sir A. Maitland

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many claims have been made by officers of the R.A.F. for watches destroyed or damaged beyond repair as a result of enemy action; what amount is allowed for replacement; and if any free issue of watches is made either to officers or men.

Sir A. Sinclair

I regret that the number of claims of this character could not be ascertained without undue labour. Compensation depends on the value of the watch at the time of its loss and may not exceed £12. Watches are issued on loan to officers and airmen who require them for duty purposes.