HC Deb 20 December 1944 vol 406 cc1801-2W
Mr. McEntee

asked the Secretary of State for Air why numbers of fully-trained airmen who have not yet done any operational flying are being sent to do work not connected with flying; and whether he will give these men an opportunity to carry out the operational work for which they have been trained and rest men who have completed one or more tours, except where they wish to continue operational flying.

Sir A. Sinclair

Except for those who are resting after periods of duty in front-line squadrons, no aircrew who have completed one operational training are being employed on work unconnected with flying. A number who have completed their basic training have been, and are being, temporarily employed on non-flying duties until such time as they can be absorbed into operational training.

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