Repatriated Personnel (Overseas Service)

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

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Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham 12:00, 11 April 1945

asked the Secretary of State for Air whether the members of the R.A.F. repatriated from Greece, who were prisoners of war in that country and who are stationed at a place of which he has been informed, have been informed as to their future; and whether, in view of their harsh experiences, they will be kept in this country.

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

Unless they volunteer to return to the Mediterranean area, officers, and airmen repatriated from Greece who have completed a substantial part of their overseas tour are being posted to the home establishment under the normal rules applicable to those who are tour-expired. Subject to medical fitness, the remainder are liable for further service overseas, other than in South-East Asia, but only for the period necessary to complete the unexpired part of their tour. All concerned have been notified of these arrangements.