HC Deb 22 February 1900 vol 79 c794

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether an Infantry Reserve officer who offers to rejoin for service at his depot, and is accepted, receives a sum for his outfit; if so, how much, and when is it paid to him; and whether an officer so rejoining then holds the rank and place in the Army List which he occupied on retirement, and what pay and allowances he would receive.


An Infantry Reserve officer rejoining the service at the depot is entitled to an outfit allowance of £100, payable after he rejoins. He will hold the rank which he held on retirement, but on rejoining he will be placed at the bottom of the list of that rank in the regiment. He will receive the pay and allowances of his rank, but will drop his retired pay, or if he retired on gratuity a deduction equivalent to it will be made from his pay.