HC Deb 16 March 1903 vol 119 c870

We have been able also to give to the chief petty officers a concession which they have long desired, and to which, I think, they are thoroughly entitled. We have given them pensions appropriate to their present rank. I am glad to say this step has already had a great effect in inducing the re-engagement of this exceedingly valuable class of officers in His Majesty's fleet.

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