A.T.C., Scotland

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1946.

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Photo of Major Henry Spence Major Henry Spence , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Central 12:00 am, 27th November 1946

asked the Secretary of State for Air the strength of the A.T.C. in Scotland at the latest convenient date.

Photo of Mr Geoffrey De Freitas Mr Geoffrey De Freitas , Nottingham Central

Four thousand six hundred on 31st July.

Photo of Major Henry Spence Major Henry Spence , Aberdeenshire and Kincardineshire Central

Is it the intention of the Minister to revive the A.T.C. in Scotland, what is the target figure, and can anything be done under the local committees or under the auspices of the T.A.?

Photo of Mr Geoffrey De Freitas Mr Geoffrey De Freitas , Nottingham Central

The target is 8,000, and certainly we are doing everything we can to get it going again in Scotland. We have reached the bottom of the curve and are now on the upgrade again. The A.O.C. was appointed in September and will work through the local committees. If the Territorial and Auxiliary Associations wish to help, as I am sure they will, we shall be very grateful for their assistance.