HC Deb 18 July 1958 vol 591 c131W
Sir C. Mott-Radclyffe

asked the Secretary of State for Air the conditions under which Royal Air Force flying instructors are being made available to the German air force.

Mr. Ward

The arrangements with the German Federal Ministery of Defence provide for 100 Royal Air Force flying instructors, together with a small administrative staff, to be made available, on repayment, to assist in training pilots for the German air force. The mission, which will be headed by a wing commander, will work alongside German air force instructors and will be fully integrated with the German training organisation.

Members of the mission will retain their commissions in the Royal Air Force and will continue to receive R.A.F. pay and allowances. They will remain subject to the Air Force Act, 1955.

It is expected that the mission will be in Germany for from three to five years.