§ Sir IVOR PHILIPPS
asked the Secretary of State for Air whether men who enlisted in the Royal Naval Air Service in October, 1916, under the Regulations then in force for a period of 12 years' service are held to this 12 years' engagement when transferred to the Royal Air Force, or whether their service under the Air Force Constitution Act is limited to four years; and, if so, whether their four years' service is counted from the date of their joining the Royal Naval Air Service or from the date of their transfer to the Royal Air Force?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Men who enlisted in the Royal Naval Air Service for a period of 12 years' service, and who were subsequently transferred to the Royal Air Force, are held to their 12 years' engagement under Section 3 (1) of the Air Force Constitution Act, 1917. The limitation of service to the period of War or to a period not exceeding 4 years applies only to personnel attached to the Air Force, and not to personnel transferred.