HC Deb 07 April 1936 vol 310 c2724

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."


This is an Amendment of Section 175 of the Air Force Act and it is to bring the retired Air Force officer into line with the retired Army officer. The retired Army officer liable to recall is, unlike the retired Air Force officer, a member of the Reserve and, as such, he is subject to the Army Act as soon as he is ordered on duty. The retired Royal Air Force officer is subject to the Air Force Act when he is employed on Air Force service under the orders of a regular officer but not before he actually reports for such employment. The Amendment in Clause 8 of the Bill makes him subject to the Act as soon as he receives the order to rejoin.