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Service Personnel (Transport)

Volume 415: debated on Wednesday 31 October 1945

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asked the Under-secretary of State for Air how many squadrons of the R.A.F. representing what number of personnel are at present engaged solely or mainly on transport of Services personnel to and from overseas theatres.

The present figure, for Royal Air Force Squadrons, is already over 50. It is impossible to give an exact figure of the number of men which this represents. But I repeat that it is calculated that at the height of the trooping programme some 40 per cent. of the whole of the Royal Air Force will be engaged directly or indirectly on the transportation task.