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Wednesday, 17 September 1941

Senator FOLL - The Minister for Air has supplied the following answers: -

1.   1,463.

2.   Members of the Air Force mustered as guards are eligible for remuster to training scheme musterings in exactly the same manner as any other class of personnel, provided they comply with the necessary medical standards, and otherwise possess the required qualifications. 267 members originally enlisted as guards have been remustered to other ground musterings and 57 others are now awaiting remuster. Thirteen guards have been remustered to air-crew, 23 others are awaiting such remuster and 20 further applications are under consideration.

3.   The Air Force, in common with the other Services, provides its own guards for domestic security within the specific boundaries of its own establishments. Army provides protection outside those boundaries.

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