HC Deb 07 July 1919 vol 117 c1414W

asked the Under-Secretary of State to the Air Ministry whether he is aware that special enlistment men joining the Royal Flying Corps in August, 1914, were promised £5 bounty on joining the Colours, and £5 bounty on demobilisation; whether he is aware that the central pay office, Woking, has refused to pay the £5 bounty due, on his demobilisation in 1919. to ex-Sergeant T. W. Pyle, No. 1562, Royal Air Force, of 184, Stockport Road, Manchester, who enlisted on the above terms on 14th August, 1914, on the sole ground that he has received the ordinary war gratuity; and if he can see his way to direct the literal fulfilment of the above-mentioned promise?

Major-General SEELY

The general question involved is one in which the War Office is concerned to a much greater degree than the Air Ministry, and I am accordingly consulting that Department regarding it. I will inform my hon. and gallant Friend in due course as to the result.