HC Deb 03 May 1911 vol 25 c407

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he can see his way to allowing men of the Royal Fleet Reserve to emigrate to the Colonies in the same manner as Army Reservists?


It is regretted that the requirements of the Service do not admit of Royal Fleet Reserve men who emigrate retaining their membership of that Reserve. The men join the Royal Fleet Reserve on the understanding that they must not reside permanently outside the British Isles. Those who wish to emigrate may be granted a free discharge from the Reserve.