HC Deb 29 February 1916 vol 80 c908W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that Harry Sinclair, of Southend, about a month ago answered the call for mechanics in the Royal Flying Corps, and was accepted as Farnborough as a second-class mechanic, but that when it was found that he had done his duty by attesting under the Derby scheme he was refused and only men who had not so patriotically volunteered were accepted; and whether this is in accordance with the wishes of the Army Council?


I can trace no record of Harry Sinclair, of Southend, in connection with the Royal Flying Corps. The explanation of the case probably is that this man's group had been called up and that he was outside the numbers in that group which were allotted to the Royal Flying Corps. It is also possible that he failed to pass his trade test.