§ 102. Mr. Turner
asked the Secretary of State for Air if he will now permit the age limit for Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve pilots to be raised from 30 to 36 in view of the urgent need to strengthen all forms of our defence system.
§ Mr. Crawley
The vital need of the R.A.F. is for younger pilots for operational duties, and it is not considered that any general raising of the upper age limit for R.A.F. Volunteer Reserve pilots would lead to a strengthening of our defence system. Applications from volunteers over the normal age limit are, however, specially considered in the light of their experience and qualifications and of current needs.