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Colour Bar

Volume 438: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Defence what progress has now been made in the negotiations for the abolition of the colour bar in the Army and Royal Navy; in what respects the circumstances in these two services vary so greatly from those of the R.A.F. that the long delay in assimilating their practice to that of the R.A.F. has been necessary; and on what definition of the term "pure European descent" this discrimination is based.

Coloured candidates will in future be able to join the Royal Navy and the Army on the same conditions as the Royal Air Force.