HC Deb 09 July 1919 vol 117 cc1787-8

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether officers of the Royal Naval Reserve and the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve are en titled on demobilisation to retain the rank they have held in the Navy during the War; whether they are entitled to use the designation of that rank as a prefix to their names in civilian life; in what circumstances such officers will have the privilege of appearing in uniform; and whether in future they will be required to wear full dress or service uniform on ceremonial occasions?


The question whether officers of the Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve will be allowed to wear their uniform and retain their rank after demobilisation has been under the consideration of the Admiralty Reconstruction Committee, whose Report is now before the Board. I regret that no definite reply to the question can be given now, but I hope to be able to make an announcement on the subject in a few days. No full-dress uniform need be provided either for Royal Naval Reserve or Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve officers at present.