Coastal Raids (Warning).

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons on 28th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Edgar Granville Mr Edgar Granville , Eye

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has yet devised and made known to the civilian population the form of warning to be given to them in the event of any attempted enemy attacks upon the coast of this country?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave him on 14th July.

Photo of Mr Edgar Granville Mr Edgar Granville , Eye

In the case of invasion, the church bells would be rung; but in the case of an attempted commando raid on the coast of this country, there is apparently no form of warning to the civilian population. Would the right hon. Gentleman consider some form of ringing the church bells for warning the civilian population?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

Certain arrangements have been made, but, as I have said, I do not propose to make them public.

Photo of Mr Edgar Granville Mr Edgar Granville , Eye

Are they known by those people who are responsible for handling the civilian populations on the coast?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

They are known by all the people who require to know them.