HC Deb 31 July 1900 vol 87 c168
MR. H. D. GREENE (Shrewsbury)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether honorary majors of embodied Militia regiments will be allowed to receive from the date of embodiment the increased pay given by Royal Warrant of 1899 to a captain having higher rank by brevet.


No, Sir. Honorary rank is given to Militia captains after fifteen years service. Brevet rank is given to a captain for distinguished service in the field or service of an exceptional nature other than in the field. There is no similarity between the two cases.