HC Deb 14 November 1945 vol 415 c2102
24. Mr. Medland

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether gratuities to Regular members of the R.A.F. will be paid on completion of service with wax-service-only ranks, or at the end of their period of Regular service.

Mr. Strachey

The question of when their war gratuities will be paid to Regulars has still to be settled for the three Services. But I can say that Regulars whose service continues after the emergency will not have to wait until the end of their Regular service.

Mr, Medland

Will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind the fact that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush?