§ Captain Kerby
asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether self-loading rifles are to be issued to the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force; and with what rifle of what calibre they are to be armed.
§ Mr. Hay
The Royal Marines, Royal Air Force Regiment Units and certain elements of short-range transport formations of the Royal Air Force are already equipped with the 7.62 mm. F.N. self-loading rifle.
The rifle used by other combatant elements of the Royal Air Force and carried in Her Majesty's ships for the equipment of seaman landing parties are No. 4 303" Lee-Enfield.