§ 93. Mr. Chetwynd
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will make a statement on the recent explosion on Fylingdales Moor; and whether he will hold a public inquiry.48W
§ Mr. Soames
The explosion occurred on 31st October while a company of the Royal Pioneer Corps was helping to search an old training area for unexploded bombs and shells. Two soldiers were killed and nine injured. The report of a board of inquiry reached the War Office today and I have not had an opportunity to study it. The Coroner will hold an inquest in accordance with the usual practice.