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Royal Observer Corps Personnel (Enlistment In Raf)

Volume 389: debated on Tuesday 18 May 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for Air what arrangements are made for members of the Royal Observer Corps to be admitted to the Royal Air Force when called up; and how many members have been refused admission or compelled to enlist in the Army?

Members of the Royal Observer Corps were until recently given special consideration if they wished to enlist in the Royal Air Force. Now that the number of vacancies in ground-trades is limited, it is possible to accept only those members who are suitable for flying duties or for a small number of specialist trades. The information asked for in the second part of the Question is not available.