HC Deb 23 February 1922 vol 150 cc2088-9
21. Mr. RAPER

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether all officers appointed to do a stores accountancy course at Ruislip have had previous experience of accountancy; if so, whether preference has been given to former officers of the Royal Air Force who are incapacitated from flying; and whether any officers of the Navy or Army with no previous knowledge of either accountancy or flying have been brought into this branch of the Royal Air Force and given commissions as pilot officers or flying officers?

Captain GUEST

The answer to the first question is that, with two exceptions, all the officers concerned had had previous accounting experience (the exceptions being two promising Royal Air Force cadets who were incapacitated from flying); to the second, that applications from former Royal Air Force officers received preferential consideration; to the third, that every officer appointed had either accountancy or flying experience.

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