HC Deb 10 November 1948 vol 457 c1527
. Mr. Bowden

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will consider reducing the period of service in the Regular forces that is required to be served by officers before qualifying for the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

Mr. de Freitas

No, Sir. The medal is primarily for long service in the ranks, and my right hon. Friend does not consider the period of service required of an officer to be too long.