Flying Personnel (Training).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 20th May 1942.

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Photo of Mr Charles Ammon Mr Charles Ammon , Camberwell North

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether there is an officers cadet training unit for flying personnel as distinct from non-commissioned officers?

Photo of Mr Charles Ammon Mr Charles Ammon , Camberwell North

That does not conform with the right hon. Gentleman's former statement that these people had a different training.

Photo of Mr Charles Ammon Mr Charles Ammon , Camberwell North

The right hon. Gentleman's reply to me, that commissioned and non-commissioned officers had entirely different training.

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

I cannot recall the context of the statement. They have a different experience at subsequent stages in the Royal Air Force, certainly.

Photo of Mr Charles Ammon Mr Charles Ammon , Camberwell North

Then there is no actual difference in the training of non-commissioned and commissioned officers as regards flying?

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

There are many courses which officers attend and many which non-commissioned officers attend. It depends on the stage of the training.

Photo of Mr Charles Ammon Mr Charles Ammon , Camberwell North

I mean prior to that—as cadets.

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

Certainly, everyone goes through the same course of flying training.