HC Deb 14 July 1943 vol 391 cc207-8W
Mr. Hutchinson

asked the Secretary of State for Air what is the position of Royal Air Force personnel specially enlisted into Class E of the Reserve for a period of five years upon the completion of their appointment; and whether such personnel who are over service age when their engagement expires will be given the opportunity of undertaking civilian work if they so desire?

Sir A. Sinclair

Under the Military and Air Forces (Prolongation of Service) Act, 1939, the men referred to are liable for service until the end of the present emergency and I regret that it is not practicable to release them meanwhile. Other classes of Service personnel are being similarly retained on completion of the engagements for which they originally enlisted.