HC Deb 29 April 1925 vol 183 c166W
Colonel DAY

asked the Secretary of State for Air the number of boys under 17 who have been recruited into the Royal Air Force during the past two months as a result of Press advertisements or otherwise; and whether any of these boys are being, or will be, trained for service on bombing aeroplanes?


As regards the first part of the question, boys are recruited for the Air Force only twice a year, and the last recuiting period was in January, when 350 boys were attested. As regards the second part of the question, none of these boys is under training as a pilot, and it is impossible to foresee whether any, and if so, how many, will eventually he employed for aerial work in bombing squadrons.