HC Deb 07 June 1915 vol 72 cc65-6

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that pensioners in the Royal Fleet Reserve rated as second-class petty officers, a rating abandoned some eight years ago, were called up last August; that these men have been on active service ten months without being given any change in their rating; that many of them have sons in the Navy, often on the same ships, serving as first-class petty officers and warrant officers; that Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve men can obtain a rating in twelve months; and whether, in view of the facts stated, he can see his way to rate these officers in the Royal Fleet Reserve as first-class petty officers?


Orders have already been issued to the effect that petty officers second class may be advanced to petty officer first class, in vacancies, by their commanding officers, if considered fit, without any other qualification.