HC Deb 04 July 1944 vol 401 cc1009-10W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will investigate the case, details of which have been submitted to him, of a member of the R.A.F., concerning whom conflicting medical certificates have been submitted and who is anxious to take part in the war effort to the best of his ability.

Sir A. Sinclair

I have looked into the case of this airman. His medical category on enlistment in September, 1942, was Grade II. In July, 1943, he was medically examined at his unit in connection with an application for a commission and was found "fit for presentation to a medical board." This finding did not establish the airman's medical fitness for a commission, but merely indicated that it was reasonable to allow him to appear before a medical board with a view to his medical fitness being assessed. His application for a commission was not, however, recommended to the Air Ministry. In Decem-

fruit cordials, which in war-time are sold to troops under rationing schemes, should be offered for sale to the troops in the first place. Owing to an oversight, these instructions were not carried out in this instance, and I understand that steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence of such a case.