HC Deb 01 November 1944 vol 404 cc780-1
19. Flight-Lieutenant Teeling

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the fact that, on demobilisation after the cessation of hostilities, officers are to receive two months' pay and allowances at the rate of their then acting rank, he will alter the present arrangement, whereby R.A.F. officers demobilised before the cessation of hostilities are only allowed 42 days' pay and allowances at the rate of a rank one, or even two, below acting rank at the time of demobilisation.

Sir A. Sinclair

The grant of 56 days' leave to personnel released from the Service in Class A under the Government's plan for the reallocation of man power is related to the circumstances likely to prevail at the time. No decision has yet been promulgated on the question of retention of acting rank. With effect from 15th October last, officers invalided from the Service are receiving 56 days' invaliding leave and will retain any paid acting rank held at the commencement of invaliding leave. Entitlement in other cases is limited to 42 days as in the past.