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Royal Air Force (Demobilisation)

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 11 October 1945

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he will give a list of the trades in the R.A.F. in which the rate of demobilisation has been retarded and arranged differently as between officers and other ranks; and whether he is satisfied that these decisions are in conformity with the undertaking given by the late Government that no decisions of this kind will be taken except at Cabinet level.

, pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 10th Oct., 1945, Vol. 414, c. 233] supplied the following statement:

R.A.F.—Officer branches and Airman trades in which rates of release differ in the latest release promulgation, i.e. for November and December.
Officer Branch.Age and Service Group.Airman Trade.Age and Service Group.
Technical Engineer18Fitters I, IIA, IIE Flight Mech. A.24
A. & S.D. Special duties Engineer.Flight Mech. E., Carpenter Rigger
Metal Rigger, Rigger Aero, Carpenter I
Instrument Maker, Instrument Repairer
Technical Signals13Wireless Mech., Wireless Electrical Mech., Wireless Operator Mech.23
A. & S.D. Special duties Signals RadarWireless Op., Radio Telephony Op. and sub-trades.25
Technical Signals Radar19Radar Operators25
A. & S.D. Special duties Signals RadarRadar Mechanics23
Physical Fitness22Physical Training Instructor23
Provost and Security20R.A.F. Police23
Mechanical Transport17Drivers M.T., Fitters M.T., M.T. Mech.23
Motor Cyclists
Equipment18Equipment Assistants21
Clerk Provisioning22
Medical, Medical Quartermasters20All Medical trades22
Dental21Dental trades22
R.A.F. Regiment21Gunner, P.A.C., Operator24
A. & S.D. Admin.23Clerks G.D. of various categories22
Marine Craft24Motor Boat Crew25
Code and Cypher24Clerk (Code and Cypher)23