HC Deb 26 March 1930 vol 237 c413
Mr. BEAUMONT (for Captain BALFOUR)

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the total number of general list promotions of permanent Royal Air Force officers from flight-lieutenant to squadron-leader and squadron-leader to wing-commander for the years 1927, 1928, and 1929, respectively; and if he will state whether it is anticipated that the number of promotions in these ranks for 1930 will be equal to the 1929 totals?


The numbers of promotions of permanent officers (General Duties branch) from flight-lieutenant to squadron-leader and from squadron - leader to wing-commander were 26 and 14, respectively, in the financial year 1927–28; 53 and 21, respectively, in 1928–29; and 67 and 29, respectively, in 1929–30. My Noble Friend is not prepared to forecast the number of promotions that will be made during the coming financial year.