§ 12. Mr. Liddall
asked the Secretary of State for Air how many officers of the A.T.C. have been appointed during the present war to paid or whole-time positions in the R.A.F. for duty with the A.T.C.; and whether, in view of the disquiet now felt by those officers of the corps who have given years of voluntary unpaid service and who see other officers appointed to paid positions in the corps in which they have had no experience, he will review the whole position and make no such appointments in the future without considering the claims of those officers voluntarily serving in the A.T.C.
§ Sir A. Sinclair
Since September, 1939, eight A.T.C. officers who were serving in the Training Branch of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in an unpaid capacity have been appointed to paid or whole-time posts with the Air Training Corps. Posts of this nature generally call for a wide degree of Service knowledge and experience which cannot normally be expected to be possessed by Training Branch officers. The claims of these officers will, however, continue to be considered when any further appointments are necessary.