HC Deb 22 May 1884 vol 288 c991

asked the Secretary to the Admiralty, Whether it is a fact that, on the 4th June next, there will be only three General Officers of Royal Marines eligible for employment under Army Rules, out of a total of fourteen Generals; and if there is any intention of retiring those Officers who cannot again be employed, as is done in the case of every other branch of the service?


In answer to my hon. and gallant Friend I have to say that the statement of fact in the first part of his Question is correct. There is no intention to assimilate the Rules as to pay and retirement of General Officers of Royal Marines to those affecting General Officers in the Army.