HC Deb 15 May 1871 vol 206 cc808-9

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If a rule exists at the Admiralty that all cadets for the Navy must date their age from the 15th of July and not from the day of their birth?


, in reply, said, he was not quite sure if he understood the Question. There was no Resolution of the Navy compelling cadets to date their ages from any particular day. He presumed the regulation referred to was, that no candidate eligible for cadetships in the Navy should be under 12 or above 13 years of age on the 15th January or on the 15th July. It was clear the age would date from the day of birth.