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Driving Tests

Volume 526: debated on Wednesday 7 April 1954

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asked the Undersecretary of State for Air what driving tests have to be passed by a man in the Royal Air Force before he is allowed to drive 1,000-gallon tanker vehicles; how this test differs from that laid down by the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation and which has to be passed in order to obtain a civilian driving licence; what Royal Air Force form is issued to men authorised to drive 1,000-gallon tanker vehicles; and what Royal Air Force vehicles may be driven by holders of Royal Air Force Form 1629.

An airman may drive a 1,000-gallon tanker inside a Royal Air Force station if he holds a suitably annotated Form 1629. This is issued after a local test of his competence to handle that particular type of vehicle.Before an airman may drive a 1,000-gallon tanker on the public highway in this country, he must hold, in addition to Form 1629, the equivalent of a civilian driving licence (Form 362), which is issued after a test similar to those held by the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation.