HC Deb 04 February 1942 vol 377 c1158
6. Mr. Bower

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that an Aviation Candidates Selection Board recently rejected a 29-year-old volunteer for pilots' duties, principally on the ground that in their experience the borderline age was 27, and that the members of the board furthermore expressed the opinion that, in this respect, the Air Ministry's present series of advertisement appeals for pilots up to the age of 31 should be amended; and whether he proposes to take any action to that effect?

Sir A. Sinclair

No, Sir; suitable candidates are accepted for pilot duties up to the age of 31. If my hon. Friend will let me have particulars of the case referred to, I will have it looked into.

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