Camouflage.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 16th December 1941.

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Photo of Sir Francis Fremantle Sir Francis Fremantle , St Albans

asked the Home Secretary whether he will arrange for the Royal Air Force in all non-operational flights in this country to report on any buildings defectively camouflaged to the Regional Commissioner or Minister of Home Security?

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

Observation for the purpose of camouflage cannot be undertaken casually. At present the R.A.F. cooperate in the manner suggested by my hon. Friend by providing flying facilities for expert observation in close and constant contact with the Director of Camouflage. These arrangements are at present being extended.

Photo of Sir Francis Fremantle Sir Francis Fremantle , St Albans

Does my hon. Friend realise that in ordinary flights the air officers often find that the buildings which they are most able to see are those that are supposed to have been camouflaged and are wrongly camouflaged? Surely that information could be made useful?

Photo of Mr William Mabane Mr William Mabane , Huddersfield

This is a matter of observation, and casual observations of the character mentioned really could not be taken into account.