Swimming Accident, Northern Ireland.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1941.

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Photo of Major Hon. Sir Edward Cadogan Major Hon. Sir Edward Cadogan , Bolton

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can give the House any information concerning a recent accident in Northern Ireland whereby six soldiers lost their lives in a demonstration of swimming in full kit; and whether he is satisfied that every reasonable precaution was taken against such a disaster occurring?

Photo of Mr Richard Law Mr Richard Law , Kingston upon Hull South West

A Court of Inquiry is being held to investigate this unfortunate accident, and until its report has been received, I regret that I am not in a position to make a statement. I will communicate with my hon. and gallant Friend as soon as possible.