HC Deb 08 June 1976 vol 912 cc622-3W
Mr. Wiggin

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will set out in the Official Report the current categories of Regular reservists; and what are their precise training commitments.

Mr. William Rodgers

The following table lists the current categories of Regular reservists and their respective liabilities for training. However, where training commitments exist, they are not currently invoked.

Reserve Membership Training commitment (in any one year)
j. RAF Reserve of Officers Ex-Regular officers who, after a shorter period of service, serve in the Reserve in accordance with the terms of their original appointment to the RAF 15 days continuous training in any one year
k. Class E of the RAF Reserve Ex-Regular air men who have a reserve liability following a period of Regular service Category 1 (Selected Trades):
a. Airmen enlisted prior to 1st April1967—12 days continuous training;
b. Airmen enlisted on or after 1st April 1967—up to 15 days continuous training plus non-continuous training for periods not exceeding 36 hours without the reservist's consent.
Category 2 (Other Trades): None.
RAF Pensioners Ex-Regular airmen/airwomen who have completed sufficient service to qualify for a Service pension None

The above groups include also retired officers and ex-Service men who, though having no reserve liability, volunteer for membership of one of the Regular Reserves.

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