HC Deb 20 December 1956 vol 562 c221W
Mr. Arbuthnot

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what steps are being taken to ensure that navigating officers of merchant ships are familiar with the use of radar.

Mr. Watkinson

Radar observer courses have been available for some years and I have now decided that from 1st June, 1957, candidates for a certificate of competency as second mate (foreign going) or mate (home trade) must have attended one of these courses and obtained a certificate of proficiency as radar observer.

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