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Flight-Lieutenant Driver (Wife's Journey)

Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for Air why in view of the exceptional circumstances, it was not found possible to arrange for the wife of Flight-Lieutenant John Driver to travel back to England with him in a Royal Air Force plane after his three months internment by the Russians.

My information is that Mrs. Driver possessed a B.E.A. ticket from Buckeburg to Northolt and was booked to travel on Sunday. Arrangements were made for Flight-Lieutenant Driver to travel by R.A.F. scheduled service on the same day. The two aircraft were due to arrive at Northolt within two hours of each other. Owing to adverse flying weather, husband and wife travelled back together by train and boat. The cost of Mrs. Driver's journey will be defrayed from Air Votes.