§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence why H.M.S. "Eagle's" Vixen Squadron has a shortfall of three pilots and five observers for her 16 aircraft.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
H.M.S. "Eagle" is manned to meet her current operational commitments: we do not as a rule give details of the strength of individual front line squadrons.