Loss of H.M.S. "prince of Wales" and "repulse."

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 16th December 1941.

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Did the responsible Naval Staff at the Admiralty advise that these two ships should go out accompanied by an aircraft carrier, and, if so, who over-rode their expert advice?