§ 88. Mr. CROOKS
asked the Secretary of State for War whether men in the Royal Garrison Artillery holding the temporary rank of wheeler-sergeant during the War will be confirmed in their rank, or whether they will be reverted to a lower rank when peace is signed?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
Temporary rank is given for the duration of the War. All temporary rank will be given up at the termination of the War, and, unless there are vacancies in the establishment of the after-war Army, holders of temporary rank will revert to their substantive rank, but they will be eligible for substantive promotion to fill vacancies as they occur.