HC Deb 16 December 1960 vol 632 cc88-9W
Mr. A. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Air how many Royal Air Force personnel under the age of 21 have been found guilty before a Royal Air Force court of desertion during the period 1st January. 1959, to 30th September, 1960; and how many of them have been first discharged from the Service and then sentenced, respectively, to a period of detention, or to a term of imprisonment for the desertion offence, to be served in a civil prison.

Mr. Amery

Seven airmen under the age of 21 were convicted of desertion by Royal Air Force courts-martial during the period 1st January, 1959, and 30th September, 1960.

The answer to the second part of the Question is "None".