Messing Arrangements.

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

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

The identity of duties of officer pilots and those of sergeant-pilots applies only to actual flying, and the former have other duties and responsibilities which sergeant-pilots are not required to undertake. For the purpose of these other duties and responsibilities, officers are vested with powers of command and discipline; and, while there is no prohibition against officers and airmen taking meals together in public places, an arrangement for common messing at Air Force stations would not be in the interests of the Service.