Bombing Policy

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons on 14th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the ascertained results of our bombing raids over Germany, he will consider whether, instead of the more frequent employment of smaller forces, it is not desirable to concentrate large numbers of aircraft against specific areas, even if at longer intervals?

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

I can assure my hon. Friend that his suggestion will be borne in mind.

Photo of Mr Oliver Simmonds Mr Oliver Simmonds , Birmingham Duddeston

Will the Minister bear in mind that Bomber Command is the only arm of our Services which is able to strike at Germans in Germany, and will he therefore see that all the resources of Bomber Command are utilised to give the maximum effect?

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

I am sure that the Commander-in-Chief, Bomber Command, will take note of what my hon. Friend has said.