Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Navy. – in the House of Commons on 1st July 1942.

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Miss Ward:

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what steps he is taking for the provision of dive-bombers?

Mr. Alexander:

The naval torpedo aircraft at present in service can be used for dive-bombing. New and improved types will also be able to exploit this form of attack.

Photo of Sir Charles Taylor Sir Charles Taylor , Eastbourne

Is it not a fact that all aircraft for the Fleet Air Arm have to be ordered through the Air Ministry? Is not this undesirable? Should not the Navy now be in a position to order its own aircraft?

Mr. Alexander:

I do not think that arises out of this Question; but, as a matter of fact, we, like the Air Ministry, are customers of the Ministry of Aircraft Production.