HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 c430W
Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for Air what are the exact allowances, at both the higher and lower rate, now paid in the Royal Air Force in lieu of rations?

Sir K. Wood

Following is the answer:

Current rates of ration allowance.
Officers Airmen.
s d. s. d.
Higher rate (A) 1 8.2 2 0.3
Higher rate (B) 2 2.2 2 6.3
Lower rate (C) 1 0 1 4
Personal rate (D) 1 3.9 1 7.9
Leave rate (E) 2 3 2 3

  1. (A)Issued to personnel living off the station for other than private reasons who are normally enabled to take their meals in their own homes.
  2. (B)Issued to personnel who qualify for A but who, for service reasons, are prevented from taking a specified number of meals per month in their own homes.
  3. (C)For personnel who would normally receive the standard ration but prefer cash in lieu.
  4. (D)For personnel living on the station who are entitled to the personal ration, but who do not draw any part of their ration entitlement in kind.

Note.—The difference of approximately 4d. between officers and airman in the first four rates shown above is due to an element for supper in the case of airmen.

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