§ 98. Mr. JOYNSON-HICKS
asked the hon. Member for Rugby, as the Parliamentary Representative of the Air Board, whether he is aware that officers joining the Royal Flying Corps lose their regimental promotion and that there is a con- 1591 siderable block in the promotion in the lower ranks of the Royal Flying Corps; and whether he can make a statement on the subject?
§ Mr. FORSTER
The only officers who can be said to lose their regimental promotion on joining the Royal Flying Corps are those of the New Armies. These officers leave their regiments on joining the Royal Flying Corps and are placed on the General List. There is no block of promotion in the lower ranks of the Royal Flying Corps; promotion, on the contrary, is very rapid.