Establishments Abroad (Aircraft Defences).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 2nd August 1922.

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Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South


asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether there are any aircraft defences to any of our dockyards, fuelling stations, or naval establishments abroad other than Malta?

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery Lieut-Colonel Leo Amery , Birmingham Sparkbrook

As regards anti-aircraft defences, I would suggest that my Noble and gallant Friend should put a question to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War. I am informed by the Air Ministry that aircraft are available, if required, for the defence of Port Said, Suez and Aden.

Photo of Viscount  Curzon Viscount Curzon , Battersea South

I that in addition to Malta?

Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

Does that mean that there are no aircraft defences at Singapore or Hong Kong?