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Officers Seconded To Royal Air Force (Uniform)

Volume 391: debated on Tuesday 13 July 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for War why an officer in the Army, seconded to the Royal Air Force, must wear the uniform of the Royal Air Force; whether there is an exception to this rule in the case of Regular officers commissioned prior to the outbreak of the war; and why a Territorial officer is excluded from this provision notwithstanding length of service?

It has been found in practice that an officer can perform his essential duties better if he wears the uniform of the service to which he is seconded. This applies to all Army officers, Regular or Territorial, seconded to the Royal Air Force.