HC Deb 14 January 1964 vol 687 c14W
Captain Kerby

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty what is the present rate of recruitment for pilots in the Fleet Air Arm; and what steps he is taking to remedy deficiencies.

Mr. Hay

In 1963, 112 new entrant cadets and general list officers began training to become pilots. Recent measures taken to remedy deficiencies include improved selection procedures and Press advertising, and market research surveys. In addition a flying scholarship scheme for young men in suitable youth organisations is being introduced.