The British Ambassador ( Lothian ) to the Under Secretary of State ( Welles )

Dear Mr. Under Secretary: With reference to our conversation on June 5th regarding the possibility of training British air pupils in this country, may I set forth in a little more detail the alternative suggestion I made about facilities for training British or Canadian pilots in the United States of America. It would be of very great assistance to my Government if it were possible for two or three landing grounds suitable for use all the year round to be placed at our disposal where the flying training of pupils could be carried out on civilian aircraft and with civilian instructors. The pupils themselves would also be civilians and the training would be carried out under civilian conditions. The direction and control of the schools themselves might well be under the auspices of United States personnel. If such facilities could be granted they would be of the greatest value, more especially in the spring and autumn when flying training in Canada presents obvious difficulties.