Volunteer Reserve (Commissions).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 21st January 1942.

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Photo of Sir Walter Liddall Sir Walter Liddall , Lincoln

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether, in connection with the cancellation of all applications for direct commissions as administrative officers in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, he is aware that many such applications were made by persons on the calling-up of their age groups between 32 and 38 years of age; and whether, in view of the delay in service that has already been gained by these persons who are still uncalled, he will take steps, in conjunction with the Minister of Labour, to ensure that they are called up for service forthwith?

Photo of Sir Archibald Sinclair Sir Archibald Sinclair , Caithness and Sutherland

The answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes." As regards the second part, the names of all candidates for commissions whose applications are not being proceeded with are passed without delay to the Ministry of Labour and National Service.