HC Deb 28 February 1946 vol 419 cc432-3W
Mr. Popplewell

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air why 200 aeroplanes belonging to the Polish corps commanded by General Anders have been stationed along the old Austrian frontier from Corvignano to Udine.

Mr. Strachey

No combat aircraft belong to the Polish Service Corps. The only Polish-manned aircraft in Italy are 16 Fighter-Reconnaissance aircraft at an airfield eight miles south of Udine and 16 unarmed observation aircraft nine miles north of Milan. These two squadrons are attached to the R.A.F. Desert Air Force, all of which is stationed in the North of Italy. No recent change has been made in their disposition; they have been at their present bases for about five months.