§ 22. Mr. W. T. Williams
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that No. 801 naval air squadron and similar squadrons will be engaged in active theatres of war, he will consider granting such squadrons foreign service status for less than 15 months' service in such theatres.
§ Mr. J. P. L. Thomas
No. The regulation is devised to ensure the proper working of the different rosters. It would not be possible to cater for the many circumstances in which a ship or squadron normally based in home waters might encounter conditions approximating to active operations, without invalidating the general regulation.