§ 65. Sir CHARLES HENRY
asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry if he will state if members of the Royal Air Force who have been transferred from other naval and military services and who adopt the new uniform of the Royal Air Force are allowed to wear on their new uniforms military or naval decorations previously awarded; and, if so, why they are not permitted to wear their service chevrons?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE to the AIR MINISTRY (Major Baird)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Officers and men are allowed to wear chevrons, earned either in the Navy or the Army, on their naval or military uniforms. No Regulations are in existence as to the granting of chevrons to Airmen, therefore they are not entitled to wear chevrons on Air Force uniforms. Approval is being sought for a scheme which will enable chevrons to be worn upon Air Force uniform on terms consistent, so far as possible, with the differences between the conditions of service in the Navy the Army, and the Royal Air Force respectively.