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Auxiliary Transport Squadrons

Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1950

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98.

asked the Secretary of State for Air what is the Government's policy for the formation of auxiliary transport squadrons; and what will be the duties of these squadrons in peace.

The object of this scheme is to recruit aircrews and ground staffs of the larger charter companies into squadrons of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force so that in emergency the squadrons will be able to reinforce the regular transport forces of the R.A.F. In peace-time the squadrons will be trained in the military air transport role and in general air force subjects.