HC Deb 27 October 1944 vol 404 cc483-4W
Mr. G. Hutchinson

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether it is intended that R.A.F. personnel who have returned to this country after a period of service overseas will, if again sent overseas, be sent to a European theatre of war, as is the case with Army personnel, and not to one outside Europe.

Sir A. Sinclair

I cannot give any general undertaking, but, subject to the exigencies of service, R.A.F. officers and airmen who have completed a full tour of duty in the Middle East or Far East are not normally posted for a second tour in those theatres unless they are volunteers.