HC Deb 08 October 1946 vol 427 c48W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Undersecretary of State for Air if he is aware of the dissatisfaction among radar officers serving in the India Command, details of which have been submitted to him, who find themselves at a disadvantage as regards release in comparison with signals officers, though both groups are liable for the same duties, and as, in certain cases brought to his notice, officers with eight months less service in the one group are released earlier than officers in the second group, if he will rectify this position.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

Owing to the differences in the wartime training for the two branches, radar and signals officers below the rank of wing-commander are not normally interchangeable. The radar officer to whom the hon. Member refers was temporarily employed on signals work under local arrangements in India. The Service as a whole is, however, short of radar officers, and this officer has now reverted to radar duties. He will be released, with other radar officers of his group, in December.