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Auxiliary Squadrons

Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for Air what increases he proposes to make in the number of Royal Auxiliary Air Force squadrons.

It is intended to raise further transport squadrons in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, but the number has not yet been decided. No increases are proposed at present in the number of fighter squadrons.

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will ensure that all Royal Auxiliary Air Force squadrons are provided with the same accommodation as regular units.

It is not our policy to discriminate between auxiliary squadrons and regular squadrons in the matter of accommodation but, as part-time units, the auxiliaries have their special requirements, and in many cases, have their messing and social accommodation in town headquarters and not on R.A.F. stations. If the hon. and gallant Member has any particular difficulties in mind, perhaps he would care to let me know, and I shall have them looked into.