HC Deb 15 November 1939 vol 353 c688
8. Mr. J. P. Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many volunteers of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve were mobilised on the outbreak of war and have not yet been asked to report to any unit, but have been drawing full pay and detention allowance since mobilisation?

Sir K. Wood

All officers of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve took up duty immediately on mobilisation. Of the airmen who were mobilised, a relatively small proportion are still in receipt of pay without employment but they are being absorbed in Service vacancies as and when training facilities are available. It is anticipated that all will be so absorbed by the end of the year.

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