Dive Bombers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 18th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Purbrick Mr Reginald Purbrick , Liverpool, Walton

asked the Secretary of State for Air why this country has no dive-bombers in operation, in view of the success that has been reported to have attended their use by the enemy who have employed them in their attacks for a very long time past in various countries?

Mr. Young:

I have been asked to reply. Priority in the development and production of bombers for the Royal Air Force has necessarily been accorded to types which fulfil the function of the type referred to by my hon. Friend but have other tactical uses as well.