HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 cc2041-2
14. Mr. T. Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether there is any age limit with respect to youths sent out on reconnaissance flights over Germany; and whether a youth now aged 18½, who joined the Force a year ago is held liable for this duty?

Captain Balfour

Aircraft crews are drawn from personnel who have elected to serve on air duties, and provided they have reached the age of 18 and are fully qualified, they are liable to be employed on duty in the air in any part of the world.