§ 118. Mr. Fernyhough
asked the Undersecretary of State for Air why those airmen who joined the Service prior to the introduction of the new ceremonial cap have had to pay 15s. 3d. each for the same.
Airmen are given clothing free when they join, and receive a clothing allowance from which to replace articles as they wear out. No airman has to buy a new pattern cap before his old 249W one wears out, and the price of the new cap (15s. 10d.) is taken into account in fixing the rate of clothing allowance.