HC Deb 15 November 1950 vol 480 cc1712-3
46. Mr. Wood

asked the Minister of Defence by what means it is hoped to widen the field of employment of older members of His Majesty's Forces.

Mr. Shinwell

The revised R.A.F. trade structure which comes into effect on 1st January next will make it possible for a substantial proportion of airmen to continue to serve, if they wish, up to the age of 55. The other two Services are examining the possibility of extending Service careers to a later age.