HC Deb 06 March 1945 vol 408 c1844W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Aircraft Production, as representing the Minister for Civil Aviation, whether any scheme for incorporating some of the pilots of the A.T.A. into Civil Aviation is under consideration; and what steps have been taken to consult the senior officials of the A.T.A. on the matter.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The recruitment and training of aircrew personnel for civil air transport are now under consideration by my Noble Friend, and the claims of suitably qualified A.T.A. pilots will be considered. But I am sure my hon. Friend will agree that the fullest possible opportunity should be given to pilots who have served in the R.A.F. and the Fleet Air Arm.