HC Deb 16 February 1922 vol 150 cc1243-4W
Lieut.-Colonel CROFT

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to the fact that there are cases of non-commissioned officers who, having served for 19 years in the Regular Army, were taken on in the Royal Air Force as disciplinarian non-commissioned officers; and whether, in the event of a non-commissioned officer having served for 21 years under the War Office and Air Ministry, the Meritorious Service Medal is granted?

Captain GUEST

I have been asked to reply to this question. The Air Council have under consideration the question of granting the Meritorious Service Medal to non-commissioned officers who had re-engaged to complete time for pension in the Army and were transferred to the Royal Air Force under conditions similar to those which would have rendered them eligible for this decoration if they had continued to serve in the Army.