§ 29. Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the Undersecretary of State to the Air Ministry what is the position of men who only recently were attached to the Royal Naval Air Service owing to the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service having been combined in the Royal Air Force, seeing that, according to the third Clause in the Royal Air Force handbook, the men may, within three months from the 1st April, give notice that they do not wish to be transferred to the Royal Air Force; what provision is there for men transferring from the Royal Naval Air Service remaining in the naval service; and whether men formerly attached to the Royal Naval Air Service can have provision made for them in the motor-boat or other branch of the Navy?
The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the AIR MINISTRY Major Baird)
The position of such men is that if they give notice within a period of six months from 1st of April, 1918, by application to the officers commanding their respective units, that they do not wish to be transferred to the Royal Air Force they will cease to belong to that force. The question of their subsequent employment will then be a matter for the Admiralty to determine.