§ 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?208W
§ 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.