HC Deb 11 July 1978 vol 953 c524W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the reason for relaxing the standards in respect of eyesight for the admission of candidates for aircrew training with the Royal Air Force.

Mr. Wellbeloved

The change removes the disparity between the standard on entry and that which is applied to serving aircrew, a number of whom already spectacles. The acceptability of candidates wearing corrective lenses is subject to their ability to meet visual acuity standards and to certain other ophthalmic conditions.