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Regular Airmen (Home Service)

Volume 438: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for Air if he is aware of the dissatisfaction in the R.A.F. that the prewar practice of arranging for Regular airmen to spend their last year of service in the United Kingdom has not been restored; and how soon the supply of trained men will be sufficient to enable this to be resumed.

I know there is some dissatisfaction, but I am afraid it will be some time before we can fully restore this prewar privilege. We have made a start by arranging with Commanders-in-Chief overseas for Regular airmen, where possible, to spend the last six months of their service at home.