HC Deb 29 June 1914 vol 64 c18
34. Colonel YATE

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty if he will explain why, considering that the guns' crew who work the guns on armed merchantmen receive extra duty-pay for their services, no allowance is given to the officers in charge of the guns?


The question has been carefully considered by the Admiralty, and I am advised that for the present extra remuneration is not considered necessary. Service in charge of the guns will be allowed to count towards qualification for an officer's training fee in place of annual or biennial naval training.