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Wireless Mechanics, Chipping Warden

Volume 415: debated on Wednesday 31 October 1945

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asked the Under-secretary of State for Air whether he is aware of the misemployment of wireless mechanics on the R.A.F. station at Chipping Warden, three of them as full-time E.V.T. instructors, two as telephonists on the camp exchange, one as a clerk in the main stores, and two as pay accounts clerks; and whether he will state the reason for deferring the normal release of airmen because they are wireless mechanics in view of such misemployment.

These wireless mechanics have been sent temporarily to Chipping Warden from other units which are closing down and they will be re-posted in their own trade. Meanwhile I can assure my hon. Friend that their temporary duties will retard neither the release of the men concerned nor that of their trade as a whole, where the overall deficiencies will be made up as quickly as possible. I should add that full-time E.V.T. instructors are volunteers.