Fighter and Coastal Commands (Broadcasts).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 5th August 1942.

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Photo of Sir Norman Hulbert Sir Norman Hulbert , Stockport

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he proposes to give facilities for the air officers commanding-in-chief of Fighter and Coastal Commands to broadcast details of the potential attacking force under their command to enemy countries in the same manner that the air officer commanding-in-chief of Bomber Command has warned the German nation of the air attacks they are likely to receive from his command?

Photo of Mr Harold Balfour Mr Harold Balfour , Isle of Thanet

Yes, Sir. Facilities will be arranged for these and other air officers commanding-in-chief if and when it is in the public interest to do so. No detailed information, however, which could be of the slightest operational value to the enemy about our potential attacking forces has been or will be broadcast.