The Ambassador in the United Kingdom (Winant) to the Secretary of State
[Received 6:19 p.m.]
755. The Embassy learns from a reliable source that an aviation meeting on the technical level only of the Dominions and some of the more important colonies is scheduled to take place under the auspices of the Air Ministry in London early in February. It is understood that the principal topic of discussion is the postwar use of facilities such as air ports, navigation aids, weather reporting, et cetera, developed in the Empire for war purposes. It is also understood that Canada at first refused to attend unless the United States was asked, but subsequently agreed to come.