§ 68. Major BARNETT
asked whether any and what distinctions have been conferred upon the officers and men who have served during the War under the Director of Fixed Defences; and whether, seeing that hundreds of miles of net defences have been laid and maintained by these officers and men in every theatre of naval operations and under difficult and trying conditions, it is proposed to bestow any official recognition of these meritorious services?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Three officers employed on Fixed Defences have been awarded honours, namely: C.B. to Captin Stanley T. Dean-Pitt, R.N.; C.M.G. to Captain Donald J. Munro, R.N.; and O.B.E. to Engineer-Lieutenant John Sandieson, R.N. It is regretted that the records are not kept in a form which renders it possible to state the number of men who have received awards. An opportunity has recently been given to all senior naval officers and heads of Departments to put forward recommendations of officers and men who have distinguished themselves during the War 598 by performing exceptionally responsible or arduous duties in an exceptionally efficient and capable manner, and any recommendations received in respect of officers and men employed on Fixed Defences will be considered with other recommendations received.