§ 98. Mr. Marlowe
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that 4125938 Leading Aircraftman 161W C. West has completed his two years' service overseas at D11 L. East 115 Maintenance Unit, Royal Air Force, Habbanya, Middle East Air Force 19, but has not yet been returned to a home station; when this will be done; and whether he will take steps to ensure that men serving overseas at Middle East Air Force 19 are not detained there after their period of overseas service has expired.
The airman completed his overseas tour on 25th October. He was flown back to the United Kingdom on 4th November. The delay of ten days was due to the diversion of aircraft for the Cyprus airlift.