HC Deb 14 May 1930 vol 238 c1873
55. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the discontent of members of the Air Force at not being allowed the privilege of wearing plain clothes, he will put them on the same basis as non-commissioned officers and men of the Army with regard to the privilege of wearing plain clothes?


The present regulations in the Royal Air Force in regard to the wearing of plain clothes approximate to those of the Navy. In view, however, of further representations which have been made to him recently, my Noble Friend proposes shortly to bring the whole question again under review.


Will the hon. Gentleman look into the matter from the point of view of bringing them on to an equality with the Army? They are a land force to all intents and purposes.


The whole question conies under review during the month of June.


Will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind that there is a very general desire in the Royal Air Force that this concession should be made?


We have borne that in mind, and we have had representations on both sides on the matter.