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Signals Personnel (Release)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 7 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware that there are airmen in the signals trades of the R.A.F. with more than four years' voluntary service; and what steps are being taken to train replacements in sufficient numbers to enable signals personnel to fit into the normal demobilisation scheme.

I am afraid we cannot speed up release in the signals trades at present, but we aim to release all airmen with over four years' service by the end of this year. We are training as many recruits as we can; we are getting more instructors; and we have introduced two less skilled signals trades for which less training is needed.