HC Deb 16 March 1922 vol 151 c2347
22. Mr. RAPER

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he can now see his way to grant to ex-Air Force pilots the same facilities as are accorded both in France and the United States to enable those who desire keeping in practice, so far as the actual flying of machines is concerned, thereby maintaining at a minimum expense a most useful type of Reserve?

Captain GUEST

The regulations for the Air Force Reserve, when they become operative, will provide for periodical flying practice by officers belonging to it. But, as my hon. Friend has previously been informed, I do not think that provision from public funds of free facilities for flying could be justified in the case of persons who have no Reserve liability.