Personnel (Crown Colonies).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 17th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether he is prepared to reconsider his decision and allow men who have come from the Crown Colonies to wear a shoulder flash bearing the name of their Colony and thus follow the practice accorded to men from the Dominions and the United States of America?

Photo of Captain John McEwen Captain John McEwen , Berwickshire and Haddingtonshire

I have been asked to reply. This suggestion has been considered on several occasions and is again under consideration at the present time. The administrative and other difficulties are, however, considerable and may prove to be insurmountable. My hon. and gallant Friend will be informed of the outcome in due course.