HC Deb 21 July 1881 vol 263 c1455

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether, under the Royal Warrant of 1st July, 1881, it is intended that Adjutants of Militia, who were originally appointed for life, should be compulsorily retired at the age of forty-eight; and, if so, what compensation it is proposed to give to them?


No, Sir. There is no intention to retire compulsorily any Militia or Volunteer adjutant at 48. They will be so retired at 55, on an improved scale, the maximum after the 20 years' service as adjutant being 10s. a-day.