Women's Auxiliary Air Force.

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 5th August 1942.

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Photo of Sir Norman Hulbert Sir Norman Hulbert , Stockport

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether officers of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force filling vacancies in Royal Air Force establishment are granted the equivalent rank which would be held by a Royal Air Force officer filling the vacancy?

Photo of Mr Harold Balfour Mr Harold Balfour , Isle of Thanet

Yes, Sir, that is the rule; but in cases where the appointment of a W.A.A.F. officer to a post, previously filled by a R.A.F. officer, involves the grant of acting rank this may be delayed until the. W.A.A.F. officer has sufficient experience of her new duties to discharge them with full efficiency.

Photo of Sir Norman Hulbert Sir Norman Hulbert , Stockport

May I ask whether in that case it is back-dated?

Photo of Mr Harold Balfour Mr Harold Balfour , Isle of Thanet

Yes, Sir, it is backdated.