HC Deb 08 February 1881 vol 258 cc345-6

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether it is the case that a non-commissioned officer of Royal Marines, who has been reduced to the ranks for misconduct, forfeits all previous non-commissioned officer's time for pension, although he may attain to his former position before discharge, but that such time is not forfeited in the Army in a similar case?


Sir, the practice with regard to non-commissioned officers in the Royal Marines who have been re- duced for misconduct, in the opinion of the Admiralty, should be assimilated to that of the Army. The Treasury has already signified a conditional approval of the change, and, as soon as sanction is definitely given, a regulation to that effect will be promulgated to the Fleet.