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Extended Service

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1950

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46.

asked the Minister of Defence by what means it is hoped to widen the field of employment of older members of His Majesty's Forces.

The revised R.A.F. trade structure which comes into effect on 1st January next will make it possible for a substantial proportion of airmen to continue to serve, if they wish, up to the age of 55. The other two Services are examining the possibility of extending Service careers to a later age.