§ MR. ALDEN (Middlesex, Tottenham)
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will state the method by which engine room artificers of the Royal 660 Naval Reserve are promoted to warrant engineers, and the nature of the examination.
(Answered by Mr. Edmund Robertson.) Engine room artificers of the Royal Naval Reserve, who have been specially recommended by the commanding officer of one of His Majesty's ships on the completion of a period of training in the Fleet, are eligible for advancement to the rank of warrant engineer, Royal Naval Reserve. Advancements to this rank are made from time to time by selection from experienced engine room artificers, Royal Naval Reserve, between twenty-nine and forty years of age but no man is considered eligible for promotion who has not received the special recommendation referred to above. No examination is held.