65. Miss WARD
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the Government's policy to increase the personnel of the Royal Air Force, it is still the intention of the Air Ministry to re-engage only a limited 1288 number of airmen to complete time for pension?
§ Sir VICTOIR WARRENDER(Comptroller of the Household)
I have been asked to reply. The opportunities that can be offered to airmen to re-engage to complete 24 years' service for pension are limited by the anticipated vacancies in supervisory posts, in non-commissioned and warrant ranks, but a substantial increase in the number of such re-engagements is being granted. I should make it clear that all suitable skilled men (i.e., tradesmen in trade groups other than Group V) are being invited to extend their service for periods up to four years.