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Royal Air Force (North Coates Fitties)

Volume 320: debated on Monday 22 February 1937

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air how many Royal Air Force personnel have been at North Coates Fitties since 1st December, 1936; on how many days have they been able to fly; and whether he is satisfied that this is a suitable station for winter training?

I have been asked to reply. The average number of men under training at North Coates Fitties during the period mentioned was 58, and flying was practicable on 25 days, excluding the Christmas leave period and Sundays. The limited amount of flying was due to the abnormal weather conditions experienced in the country generally during this period, and my right hon. Friend is advised that North Coates Fitties is considered as suitable for winter training as other stations in this country.