HC Deb 06 April 1936 vol 310 c2435W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air on what grounds No. 590137, Leading aircraftman John Clifford Kilvington, was not granted a disability pension on his discharge from the Royal Air Force on the 10th October, 1934, on account of tuberculosis after nearly five years' service; whether he is aware that there is emphatic medical opinion that his disability is the result of his service; and whether, in consequence, he can secure that this man, who is at present in a sanatorium, may be granted a disability pension?


This airman was invalided for pulmonary tuberculosis on 10th October, 1933, after 5 years 82 months' service. The medical board which invalided him advised, and the medical department of the Air Ministry confirmed, that his disability was not attributable to conditions of service, and under the regulations he was therefore ineligible for pension. If any facts can be adduced to show that this opinion was incorrect, they will be given full consideration.