§ 12. Mr. R. RICHARDSON
asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will inquire into the case of Second Air Mechanic Israel Golland, No. 90,772, Royal Flying Corps, who was born in Russia and is believed to have been in a state of absence or desertion since 1917; and whether, in view of the fact that this man was not of British birth, is now over 41 years of age, and his failure to return from leave was due to the serious illness of his mother, these circumstances can be taken into consideration by way of mitigation?
The case of Golland is already under consideration, and I am prepared to have his case dealt with under Section 73 of the Air Force Act, dispensing with his trial for desertion and granting a discharge certificate.