HC Deb 31 October 1945 vol 415 cc568-9W
Major Macpherson

asked the Under-secretary of State for Air whether an airman who, having been called up in November, 1943, was taken prisoner in Greece in 1944, released and repatriated for 28 days' leave, starts his present tour of overseas duty from December, 1943, when he was first sent abroad, or from the date on which he was sent abroad a second time.

Mr. Strachey

Airmen repatriated from Greece early this year who had completed a substantial part of their overseas tour were posted to the home establishment. Except for North-West Europe, where more regular home leave can be given, these men would not normally go overseas again in less than 12 months, and they would then begin a new tour. For the remainder, who returned overseas shortly after their repatriation leave, the time for returning to home duty will be reckoned from the date when their tour first began. Perhaps thehon. and gallant Member will send me particulars if he wishes to have further information for any particular case.

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