HC Deb 09 November 1949 vol 469 cc127-8W
Wing-Commander Millington

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, now that the fighter squadrons of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force have been transferred to Fighter Command, the fighter control units will also be transferred.

Mr. A. Henderson

It has now been decided that these units shall take their place in Fighter Command in the same way as the Royal Auxiliary fighter squadrons and the first units will very shortly be transferred. Others will follow as soon as practicable. I would like to take this opportunity of stressing that more volunteers are urgently required to bring our fighter control system up to strength. The present strength of the fighter control units is 2,555. Although this represents a threefold increase during the last year, we are still a long way short of what we need.