HC Deb 07 July 1943 vol 390 c2062
5. Mr. Loverseed

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he will take steps to ensure that airmen posted to Fleet Air Arm units as technical instructors are afforded the same opportunities for promotion as airmen employed in the Royal Air Force?

The Secretary of State for Air (Sir Archibald Sinclair)

Airmen posted to the Fleet Air Arm remain on the central promotion rosters of the Royal Air Force, and their prospects in relation to those of other airmen for normal promotion are fully safeguarded. They are also eligible for local promotion, opportunities for which, as in the Royal Air Force, necessarily vary from one unit to another. If the hon. Member is aware of any cases where promotion seems to have been unduly delayed and will let me have particulars, I will have inquiries made.