HC Deb 13 March 1919 vol 113 c1489W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether paragraph 392 (vi.) (b), King's Regulations, discharge of boys under eighteen years of age who gave wrong age on enlistment, applies to the Royal Air Force; and, if not, what the regulations are which govern the release of such boys?

Major-General SEELY

The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative The rules governing the release from the Royal Air Force of boys who gave a wrong age on enlistment are contained in an Air Ministry Order which directs their discharge if they enlisted without the written consent of their parents or guardians, provided that their age at the date of application for discharge does not exceed seventeen years.