HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 cc370-1

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether any arrangement has now been arrived at between the Canadian authorities and the Army Council whereby officers of the Canadian Force attached to the Royal Flying Corps will in that capacity receive promotion; and how many Canadian officers there are still attached to the Royal Flying Corps whose promotion has been blocked?


Officers of the Canadian Forces employed with the Royal Flying Corps are promoted in that corps on the same conditions as any other officer. The question of promotion in their permanent unit is one for the Canadian Government, and I have no knowledge as to the procedure followed.


asked whether any arrangement has yet been arrived at between the Canadian Government and the Army Council in reference to the flying pay of Canadian officers attached to the Royal Flying Corps; and, if so, whether he is able to state that the injustice from which such Canadian officers suffered has been remedied?


I understand that the Canadian Government has now authorised revised rates of pay which bring the emoluments of Canadian officers more or less into line with British rates.