HC Deb 14 February 1924 vol 169 c1027W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether there is a Regulation of the Ministry which provides that all candidates for the Royal Air Force must, in addition to being British subjects, be of pure European descent; and, if so, will he give the reason why the condition of pure European descent is insisted upon?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The answer to the second part is that the Royal Air Force is a British service and that the mixture of European and non-European subjects in the same fighting service raises grave practical difficulties.