Women's Auxiliary Air Force.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 7th February 1940.

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Photo of Sir Frank Sanderson Sir Frank Sanderson , Ealing

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is aware that there are members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force who, after five months' service, are still without their uniform; that in a number of cases members of this force have been supplied only with thin service raincoats, supplemented during the last three weeks with an extra lining, and whilst a few of independent means have been forced to purchase their own uniform this is beyond the resources of the majority, as no allowance in lieu of uniform has yet been forthcoming; and will he take the necessary steps to see that uniforms are issued immediately?

Photo of Sir Kingsley Wood Sir Kingsley Wood , Woolwich West

It is the case that there are deficiencies in the contract supply of certain items of clothing for members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force, but the contractors are being pressed to expedite deliveries and the position is being speedily remedied. The raincoat with extra lining is, I am advised, considered to afford better all-the-year-round protection than a greatcoat which is not therefore being issued.