Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 5th March 1936.

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Information in the form desired is not readily available. I may say, however, that since 1st April, 1934, 794 airmen in Group I, which is the highly skilled group, have been re-engaged, 314 have been allowed to prolong their service, and 86 have been discharged or transferred to the reserve. The average age of the last mentioned would be about 30.