Air Command Secretariat Spitfire Block Headquarters Air Command Royal Air Force High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP14 4UE
Ref: FOI 2020/08635 /FOI 2020/08874
Fiona Bristow firstname.lastname@example.org
17 August 2020
Dear Fiona Bristow,
Thank you for your correspondence of 27 July 2020 and latterly, 3 August 2020 requesting
the following information:
“Please could you send me copies of the editions of AP 3393 Vol 1 (Officer
Commissioning and Terms of Service) and PAM(Air) 429 (A Guide to Terms and
Conditions for Individuals Serving as Officers in the RAF) that were extant throughout
I am treating your correspondence as a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000 (FOIA). A search for the information has now been completed within
the Ministry of Defence, and I can confirm that information in scope of your request is held.
Please accept this as a consolidated response.
A copy of Air Publication 3393 Volume 1 Edition 21, which was extant throughout 2019, is
attached at Annex A.
Under Section 21 (Information accessible to applicant by other means) you should note
that a copy of PAM(Air) 429 was released in response to a previous FOI request and is
available on the MOD website at the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_
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Air Command Secretariat
Annex A - AP3393: Officer Commissioning and Terms of Service