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Due to this, two recommendations were made. The first was that the Popham Panel should be kept as a reserve method of communication as its speed and reliability would still be of use in operations if the primary methods of communications failed. 102 The report also dealt with C2 methods and how to enhance operational capabilities in this area. Similar ideas that had emerged from the training exercises conducted in Britain were also coming out of operations and training in the North-West Frontier.
The Empire also provided the ideal testing ground for new ideas. In the aftermath of the First World War, the territorial extent of the British Empire was the greatest it had been in its entire history. 63 The CID was at pains to point out the difficulties that the increased size of the Empire presented to Britain when expenditure had to be reduced: The financial exhaustion consequent with the war renders it essential that expenditure be reduced without delay to minimum consistent with national security.
That such a topic would form the basis for the RAF’s final doctrinal publication is surprising when it is considered just how little the RAF as a whole cared for this aspect of air power. This is most cogently explained by the fact that, as the least favoured aspect of air power, it had been left until ARMY CO-OPERATION AT HOME AND ABROAD 11 last and it was based largely on the army co-operation exercises that had taken place between 1927 and 1934. The manual raised an important point that had hampered the discussions and development of tactical air power for the majority of the interwar period and concerned the composition of the force that was to provide such support.