47. Mr. B. Harrison
asked the Secretary of State for Air what categories of Royal Air Force serving men are now able to obtain their discharge without purchase.
§ Mr. H. Fraser
Discharge without purchase has long been available in ground trades to all applicants with more than 16 years' completed service who can be spared by the Royal Air Force. Limited numbers of airmen in 13 trades where surpluses have currently arisen are temporarily being offered a free discharge irrespective of their length of service. The categories are:
Applications were invited from those serving in these categories on 15th November, 1963, and will be accepted up to the end of the year.
- Engine Fitter.
- Air Radio Fitter (excluding senior and chief technicians).
- Air Radar Fitter (excluding senior and chief technicians).
- Air Radar Mechanic.
- Armament Fitter.
- M.T. Controller I.
- M.T. Fitter.
- R.A.F. General Duties.
- R.A.F. Physical Training Instructor (excluding Corporals and below).
- R.T.D.F. Operator.
- Linquist (C).