Air Training Corps

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons on 18th November 1942.

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

Approximately 5,500 cadets who received full-time education solely at elementary schools gained proficiency certificates (air crew) in the period in question. This figure represented about 40 per cent. of the total proficient cadets over the same period and about 2¾ per cent. of the total strength of the Air Training Corps at 31st July, 1942. The proportion of failures in mathematics was about 50 per cent.