HC Deb 11 February 1931 vol 248 cc391-2
41. Mr. AYLES

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air the annual wastage of men in the Air Force through retirement, sickness, death and other causes for the years 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930; and what percentage this bears to the total strength?


With my hon. Friend's permission, I will circulate the reply in the OFFICIAL REPORT, as it contains figures in tabulated form.

Following is the reply:

The figures of the annual wastage of airmen in the Royal Air Force and the percentage they bear to the total strength for the years in question are as follows:

Year. Wastage. Percentage of total strength.
1926 3,307 11.16
1927 4,511 16.87
1928 2,187 8.06
1929 2,507 9.04
1930 2,153 7.54