HC Deb 25 July 1956 vol 557 c48W
92. Mr. W. Yates

asked the Secretary of State for Air what basic training in the handling and use of rifle and Sten, Bren gun and revolver, is given to Royal Air Force National Service men before they enter a zone of active service operations.

Mr. Birch

All airmen are given instruction on the rifle and the Bren light machine gun during recruit training. This includes practice on the firing range. Continuation training, and further range practice, with both weapons is given annually. Airmen who are armed with a Sten Machine Carbine or a pistol are given extra training on these weapons.