HC Deb 14 June 1961 vol 642 cc53-4W
77. Mr. Kelley

asked the Secretary of State for Air why National Service personnel at the Royal Air Force Station, Finningley, have been ordered to surrender T63 Dress which had been individually tailored for them.

Mr. J. Amery

For economy reasons the T63 worsted uniform, which gives good wear for over three years, is not a general issue to National Service airmen who get a less costly serge uniform. To achieve uniformity on special occasions, a central stock of ready-to-wear T63 uniforms is held for issue on temporary loan to National Service men. Only minor alterations are made to these uniforms to ensure a reasonable fit and they are withdrawn afterwards. That is what happened at Royal Air Force, Finningley.