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Post-War Conditions

Volume 415: debated on Wednesday 31 October 1945

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what inducements are offered to officers and other ranks who seek permanent employment with the R.A.F.


asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that men desiring to remain in the R.A.F. as a peacetime career are concerned atthe possibility of a reduction in pay to the pre-war level and of a reversion to their pre-war ranks; and whether he will make a statement thereon.

As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War and I have already informed the House, an announcement will be made as soon as possible, and this should deal with the pay, pensions, and terms of service for the Regular Armed Forces. It is hoped to achieve a broad equality of treatment based as far as possible on common principles between the three Services, while at the same time providing for the differences required to meet their respective functions.

Will the Minister see that ex-warrant officers who have been promoted officers are not penalised in their pensions, as they are at present?