Tropical Kit Allowance (W.A.A.F.)

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11 April 1945.

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Miss Ward:

asked the Secretary of State for Air if he can now make a statement on increased tropical kit allowances.

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

With effect from 1st October, 1944, the tropical kit allowance for officers of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force is being increased from £10 to £22 10s. 0d.

Miss Ward:

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that that sum is absolutely inadequate, and will he make immediate representation to the Treasury about the shameful treatment of the women's Services as regards tropical allowances?

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

There have been prolonged discussions by the Service Departments and the Treasury, and I think we have come to as good an arrangement as we can make.