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Royal Air Force (Artificial Limbs)

Volume 387: debated on Thursday 18 March 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that men discharged from the Royal Air Force with loss of a limb, due to an accident sustained when technically off duty, are supplied only with one artificial limb; and whether he will give instructions for a duplicate limb to be issued in such cases so that the disabled man should not be handicapped if the original limb breaks down, especially having regard to the fact that the Admiralty have decided to issue duplicate limbs in similar cases?

Is has recently been decided on an inter-Service basis that for the duration of the war a duplicate artificial limb may be provided for any airman discharged from the Royal Air Force who requires an artificial limb. In the case of personnel already discharged and where only one limb has been provided a duplicate will be provided on application.