§ 15. Sir P. HURD
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air how many men leave the Air Force each year; what is the character of the vocational training provided and for how many; and in what measure are those trainees absorbed in industry and agriculture?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for AIR (Sir Philip Sassoon)
The average number of airmen who have left the Royal Air Force during each of the last five years is 2,229. Special vocational training is not given as the great majority of serving airmen are trained and employed in skilled or semi-skilled trades in the ordinary course of their duty, and as a result are placed in a relatively favourable position to obtain employment on discharge to civil life.