§ Sir F. SYKES
asked the Secretary of State for War whether troop-carrying aircraft have been employed in connection with Army exercises; whether he can make any statement as to the resultant effect on Army mobility; and what arrangements exist for the representation of the views of officers in charge of such operations in the design of troop-carrying aircraft?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
Troop-carrying aircraft have not been employed in connection with Army exercises. The use of troop-carrying aircraft has been limited to occasions of emergency in Iraq, where small detachments have been transported for considerable distances in this manner. The War Office and Air Ministry are in close touch regarding the results of the experience in Iraq, which has been valuable.