IN THE AIR: Figures

Last week, while the R.A.F.'s flying cavalry patrols were ranging as far east as Poland on night reconnaissance flights, Air Secretary Sir Kingsley Wood went to the House of Commons for approval of an "unprecedented" budget estimate for the Air Ministry, promptly got what he asked for by way of a £100 token appropriation.

Outwardly enthusiastic was Britain's Air Secretary as he solemnly announced that Allied production of war planes was now greater than Germany's, that output of the R.A.F.'s snappy first-line pursuit jobs —the Supermarine Spitfire and Hawker Hurricane — had been doubled in the past six months, while...

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