HC Deb 13 June 1872 vol 211 c1691

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, If he proposes to advance to the rank of Major the senior Captains of Marines, as is now about to be done in the corresponding seniority corps—viz., the Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers?


, in reply, said, he understood the proposal with regard to the Army to be to advance certain captains who had more important duties to perform than other captains to the rank of major, and not on account of the number of years of their seniority. That distinction, however, did not exist in the Admiralty. With regard to the senior captains of Marines, he would not say that the question was absolutely settled, for it was still under consideration; but he would be sorry to raise expectations that might afterwards not be realized.