HC Deb 17 October 1945 vol 414 c1171W
Mr. York

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he will amend the regulation whereby men at present on courses or just finishing a course making them eligible for flying duties are being refused the grant of their wings unless they agree to sign on for a further three years.

Mr. Strachey

With the end of the war it was imperative to reduce the aircrew training organisation. It is hoped to invite airmen aircrew to undertake a period of regular and reserve service, and cadets in training overseas who did not wish to do so were withdrawn from training. The initial award of the aircrew badge is dependent on the satisfactory completion of the proper courses, and steps have been taken to award it to cadets who were on the point of graduating at the time of their withdrawal and who have satisfactorily completed the syllabus.