HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 c457W
Mr. Bower

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in view of the fact that experience has shown that very few men above the age of 27 succeed in passing their pilot's courses, he proposes to amend the advertisement in which the Air Ministry appeal for volunteers for pilot's duties up to the age of 31?

Sir A. Sinclair

The evidence available in my Department does not support the statement in the first part the Question. Although pupils over the age of 27 take rather longer to train than younger men and wastage under training is somewhat higher, the age groups between 27 and 31 contribute materially to our pilot resources.