HC Deb 08 August 1918 vol 109 cc1549-50

asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry whether his attention has been called to the fact that flying officer observers, many of whom have seen active service in the Infantry as well as having served with fighting squadrons in France and some of whom have commanded companies and have gained honours, are treated, on their return to England to obtain pilot certificates, in the same manner as cadets who have recently been called up, and that at one school of military aeronautics they are fallen-in on Sunday mornings and inspected as private soldiers and are also liable to punishment parades; and whether any steps will be taken to remove this cause of resentment?

Colonel GIBBS

Courses of instruction for officer observers are administered on the same system as that which prevails for all young Army officers under instruction, and no reason is seen for its alteration.