HC Deb 09 July 1924 vol 175 cc2266-7W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty the number of naval officers who have volunteered for service in the naval air arm in accordance with Admiralty Fleet Order 1058/24; the number who have been rejected for medical and other reasons; and if difficulty is being experienced to obtain suitable candidates because of the conditions of service?


The number who have volunteered for service is 86, of whom 19 have been rejected, all for medical defects which, while not rendering the officers unfit for general naval service, debar them from being accepted under the scheme. The full number of officers required for the first course, which commenced on the 16th June, has been obtained, but it is yet too early to say whether the total number of volunteers required for the later courses, the first of which commences probably in January, will be forthcoming.