HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 c1841W

asked the Pensions Minister why Second-Lieutenant S. C. Mimmack, late Royal Air Force, who was gazetted out of the Army on account of ill-health caused by his machine having crashed during an action on the night of 16-17th May, 1918, has only been awarded a pension of 3s. per diem, in spite of the fact that he has to wear a surgical jacket and is incapable of any sustained energy owing to the injuries he received?


Second-Lieutenant Mimmack was awarded by the Air Ministry a wound gratuity of £250 in respect of the injuries he sustained on the 16th May, For the period of twelve months covered by that gratuity an additional 3s. a day is the highest rate of retired pay allowed by the Warrant. The retired pay was renewed at the same rate on the sup position that the officer was about to be granted a wound pension by the Air Ministry. It has now been ascertained, however, that the claim to wound pension is still undecided, and the retired pay has, therefore, been increased to the maximum rate of £210 a year, viz.: £175 a year (with 20 per cent. bonus) from the 16th May, 1919 Adjustment will, of course, be necessary if and when a wound pension is awarded.