Distinguishing Badges (Colonial Personnel).

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

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Photo of Mr David Gammans Mr David Gammans , Hornsey

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether any decision has yet been reached which will permit men in the Royal Air Force who have come from a Crown Colony to bear a shoulder-flash of the name of their Colony and thus follow the same practice as is accorded to men from the Dominions and the United States of America?

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

As I informed my hon. and gallant Friend on 17th June, the question of the extension of the privilege of wearing distinguishing shoulder badges involves administrative and other difficulties on which it has been necessary to consult other Departments and authorities concerned. These consultations are nearing completion, and I hope that a decision will not now be long delayed.