Results 41–60 of 175 for speaker:Group Captain Clifford Wilcock

Civil Aviation (Trained Aircrew) (25 Feb 1955)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: Well, I do not accept them. I hold to my view that there are a large number of pilots in the R.A.F., particularly in Transport Command and Coastal Command, who are quite suitable, who have the necessary knowledge and experience and who could quite easily take their commercial licences. Their instrument ratings are of a high category, their overseas and route flying is extensive, and so I see...

Civil Aviation (Trained Aircrew) (25 Feb 1955)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: My hon. Friend has practical flying experience, and we therefore listen with great respect to what he says, but may I point out that the suggestion that the pilots should come from the Royal Air Force is nothing new? I should imagine that now 50 per cent. or more of commercial pilots are ex-Royal Air Force pilots. Furthermore, the suggestion is not that they should come in as captains. They...

Civil Aviation (Trained Aircrew) (25 Feb 1955)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I do not accept the fact that there is any more difficulty in flying the present-day aircraft—particularly the jets—than the old type engine and aircraft.

Civil Aviation (Trained Aircrew) (25 Feb 1955)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I should very much like to hear the remarks and conclusions; I think they are very interesting. I think it is a pity they have not been given publicity, but that may be the Minister's intention. I should be more impressed but for the fact that there is a shortage of pilots, and, if everything is as good and as satisfactory as that Report suggests, there should be no shortage today.

Civil Aviation (Trained Aircrew) (25 Feb 1955)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: If the Minister cares to look at the aviation papers, he will see that there are advertisements for pilots every week.

Civil Aviation (Trained Aircrew) (25 Feb 1955)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: Is the hon. Gentleman prepared to say who are the 500 pilots who state that they would like to go into civil aviation? Is the position which he is now quoting a result of that investigation?

Civil Aviation (Trained Aircrew) (25 Feb 1955)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: Would the hon. Member like to give his opinion on the suggestion by my hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge (Mr. Beswick) that the industry itself, out of its funds, might also provide money towards this very worthy object of training young and not-very-well-off men as pilots?

Civil Aviation (15 Nov 1954)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I think that in fairness to B.O.A.C. the hon. Member will agree that the corporation has not cancelled its orders for Britannias, but it is making sure that it will have aircraft available in 1956, 1957 or 1958.

Civil Aviation (15 Nov 1954)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: The question of the purchase of the Britannia as opposed to American aircraft is one which all of us who are interested in civil aviation feel to be a major issue. On the face of it, it must be a major issue. The hon. Member for Stroud and Thornbury (Sir R. Perkins) has put the side of the British aircraft manufacturer as opposed to the British aircraft operator. My hon. Friend the Member for...

Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation (8 Mar 1954)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: The hon. Member for Gosport and Fareham (Dr. Bennett) emphasised the difference which has been expressed today between the two sides of the House. He did not seem to understand that there is really no difference between us about the need for civil aviation to prosper, although there will always be different shades of opinion, such as the question of the granting of a licence to Airwork for...

Orders of the Day — Civil Aviation (8 Mar 1954)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: We were very glad to hear the Minister's remarks about the Comets. The chairman of B.O.A.C. did the right thing in temporarily taking them out of service, irrespective of the various criticisms which were made. Should there be any other incident or possibility of an incident, or something about the Comet with which B.O.A.C. captains are a little dissatisfied or worried, then they should be...

Orders of the Day — Supply: MR. George Ward's Statement (4 Mar 1954)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I will not follow the arguments of the hon. Member for Bradford, North (Mr. W. J. Taylor), interesting though they are, and new, I think to the House. I will support him by saying that the education of Service men's children has always been a very great problem but I think that the solution may be by increasing the pay and the emoluments of personnel as referred to by the Under-Secretary of...

Orders of the Day — Supply: MR. George Ward's Statement (4 Mar 1954)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I am very surprised to hear that; but it is time that this married quarters question was cleared up. It is a "phoney" business. Only a small number of families can be accommodated in married quarters overseas. I have a counter-proposal. I am not against families being together; far from it. I deplore the separation of families. But the provision of married quarters overseas is not the...

Orders of the Day — Supply: MR. George Ward's Statement (4 Mar 1954)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I cannot speak for the American Air Force. I should prefer to speak privately to my hon. Friend on that subject. I was making the point that the military and civil transport aircraft that will be necessary will be the very same aircraft— manned by the same crews—that we shall require in order to move our troops in time of war and, perhaps, to bring freight and food into this country,...

Orders of the Day — Supply: MR. George Ward's Statement (4 Mar 1954)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: The Reserve flying schools could have provided 500 or 1,000 in one year, as they did before, and they could have provided jet training. There is nothing at all startling in the Canadian contribution. I am sure it is very useful, and we should be thankful to the Canadian Government for giving these facilities, but this training has been accepted by the Government at the expense of a training...

Orders of the Day — Supply: MR. George Ward's Statement (4 Mar 1954)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that intervention. There are, of course, strategic advantages, but let us then carry the policy through to the logical conclusion and put all our training in Canada or Australia, not just the training of a few pilots.

Orders of the Day — Supply: Airfields (Food Productions) (4 Mar 1954)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: I think my hon. Friend is spoiling a rather good argument by bringing in the fact that we did not or could never have used the atomic bomb to deal with incidents. The whole argument against the use of deterrent force is not to use it in incidents which occur in the world but as a deterrent against a global war.

Air Corporations Bill: Order for Second Reading Read. (11 Nov 1953)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: Will the Minister elucidate one small point? He spoke of progress payments being made, and said that part of this money is for that purpose. Is he referring to progress payments on aircraft which are now standardised and in service, or for aircraft which are still in the trial stage?

Air Corporations Bill: Order for Second Reading Read. (11 Nov 1953)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: It is an arrangement which is very much in the favour of the manufacturers.

British Airways Corporations (27 Oct 1953)

Group Captain Clifford Wilcock: The Parliamentary Secretary, in opening this debate, had a very pleasant task and he did it very well. He was able to introduce accounts of the Corporations which showed that both had really had an excellent trading year. What is important is not only did they increase their mileage and carry a greater number of passengers, but that the prestige of B.E.A.C. and B.O.A.C. increased throughout...


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