HC Deb 16 December 1981 vol 15 c129W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers of the Royal Air Force have resigned their commissions since 1 January; and how many people have joined the Royal Air Force over the same period.

Mr. Blaker

19 officers of the Royal Air Force resigned their commissions between 1 January 1981 and 31 October 1981; 208 officers left prematurely on a voluntary basis. During the same period 909 officers were commissioned and 3,355 Service men and women joined the Royal Air Force.