HC Deb 08 March 1886 vol 303 cc99-100
MR. MITCHELL HENRY (Glasgow, Blackfriars)

asked the Secretary of State for War, Whether he will consider the propriety of allowing service in the ranks with the Volunteer Force to count, in the case of privates who become commissioned officers, towards the fifteen years necessary for a commissioned officer to have served before he is permitted to wear the uniform of his corps and retain his rank in the event of his retiring from the service?


Under a Regulation issued on the 1st of March, one-fifth of the service referred to will reckon towards the 15 years required to entitle a commissioned officer to a step of rank and permission to retain his uniform.