HC Deb 09 March 1920 vol 126 cc1093-4
38. Major BLAIR

asked if the chaplains' branch of the Royal Air Force is to be continued; what is its annual cost; and whether the Army chaplains' branch could undertake the work?


The cost of air pay and allowances of permanent and temporary chaplains for the coming financial year is estimated at £25,000 and of capitation payments to officiating clergy at £4,000. A separate chaplains' service for the Royal Air Force was organised and appointments made to it shortly after the Armistice, but; the question of amalgamation with the Army chaplains' branch is being considered.