§ 51. Mr. Iremonger
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what recognition has been made of the courage and skill shown by Lieutenant John Baker, Royal Navy, in swimming into the Firth of Clyde at night with high explosives strapped to his head to dispose of a floating mine which was a danger to shipping.
§ Mr. J. P. W. Mallalieu
Lieutenant Baker showed great courage and skill, but this is the very high standard we expect of R.N. diving specialist.