§ 16. Mr. CHARLES BARRIE
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether the crews of drifters in attendance on the Grand Fleet as tenders in 1914, and which may have been transferred at a later date to another section of the Admiralty service, are considered as having served since 1914 and entitled to gratuity from that date?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
If the men referred to belonged to the active service or Reserves and were paid naval rates of pay during the service in question, they would be entitled to count such service for war gratuity under the regulated conditions, irrespective of the duty on which they were engaged.