Naval Aerodromes (Defence).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 20th May 1942.

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Photo of Mr John Tinker Mr John Tinker , Leigh

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can make a statement about the arrangements that have been made for the defence of naval aerodromes?

Mr. Alexander:

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement made in this House on 8th January last by my right hon. Friend the then Lord Privy Seal, when, in the course of a general review of the war situation, he described in detail the arrangements made by the Royal Air Force for the defence of aerodromes under their control. Similar arrangements have been made for the defence of naval aerodromes, except that the defence garrisons will be formed by the Royal Marines instead of by the Royal Air Force Regiment. The Army will continue to provide the garrison until the Royal Marine Force takes over this responsibility.