HC Deb 11 November 1936 vol 317 c861

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that young men who have, at their own expense, qualified for an A licence have been rejected upon their application to the Royal Air Force for training as airmen pilots merely on grounds of their age being 25½ years or six months beyond the age limit for applicants for actual flying; and whether, in view of the need of this branch of the service for keen and qualified pilots, he will allow more latitude in regard to the age limit when suitable candidates offer themselves for service?


I am not aware of any such cases. Applicants for short service commissions or for training as airmen pilots who have qualified for an A licence are specially considered up to the age of 26. Perhaps my hon. Friend would let me have particulars of any case or cases he has in mind.