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Commissions (Home Service)

Volume 387: debated on Wednesday 10 March 1943

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17 and 18.

asked the Secretary of Slate for Air (1) whether there are vacancies for home service commissions in the Royal Air Force, and, if so, in which branches;

(2) how many members of the Royal Air Force who have been recommended for home service commissions are now waiting for appointments?

Normally commissions are granted only to those fit for service overseas. Occasionally candidates with special qualifications are accepted for the Technical Branch and in certain categories of the Administrative and Special Duties Branch, even though they are fit for home service only. No vacancies are specially reserved for them. Seven airmen are awaiting appointment to commissions for home service only in the Technical Branch and a like number in the Administrative and Special Duties Branch. The numbers may vary from day to day.

Do these seven airmen know that they have been recommended and are still awaiting an opportunity to be posted?

I would like notice as to how soon the airmen are told that they have passed for recommendation.