HC Deb 17 December 1947 vol 445 cc346-7W
83. Mr. Austin

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty to what extent the Naval Air Arm combines with the R.A.F. in elementary flying training, either at naval air stations or at R.A.F. stations; and whether it is intended to develop further this desirable liaison between the two services.

Mr. Dugdale

The flying training of naval pilots up to the standard of awarding flying wings, is conducted by the Royal Air Force at R.A.F. Stations. The additional specialised training which naval pilots require for carrying out their full duties with the Fleet is given by the Royal Navy at R.N. air stations and in aircraft carriers. My hon. Friend will see, therefore, that elementary flying training is, in fact, already completely integrated within the two Services.