Right Hon. W. L. MACKENZIE KING (Prime Minister):
I should just like to supplement the words of the Minister of National Defence for Air by repeating how profoundly our country as well as the United Kingdom will feel the loss of these public servants, some of them well known to us here, and all of whom have rendered such great service in a gallant way in the course of the war and whose lives were very precious to the state. The reference which my hon. friend has made is to officials coming from Britain to Canada to be present at the ceremony which is to take place to-morrow; the names of those who are lost will be announced later. I may say that included among the number are some who have
Prisoners oj War
played a very distinguished) part in the great work of the air force in Britain and in connection with the commonwealth air training plan.
Subtopic: LOSS OP AIRCRAFT EN ROUTE TO CANADA WITH AIR MINISTRY OFFICIALS