HC Deb 13 March 1918 vol 104 cc318-9
25. Colonel YATE

asked whether officers who have been compulsorily retained in the Service without the retired pay to which they were entitled have been recently gazetted out and offered re-employment on the pay of their rank, but without their retired pay; and, if so, whether these officers will be placed on the same footing as the re-called officer and be permitted to draw their retired pay?


An officer retained in the Service is not entitled to retired pay. But I understand my hon. and gallant Friend to refer to cases in which officers retired during the War have been warned that, if voluntarily re-employed, they will not be entitled to claim full pay in addition to retired pay. This is in accordance with the Royal Warrant published as Army Order 235 of August last.

Colonel YATE

Then I understand that they will be allowed to draw their retired pay whatever extra is given?


The officers' retired pay is always safe. You cannot touch that.