§ 6. Colonel YATE
asked the Secretary of State for War whether, considering that acting rank is granted in areas in which active operations are in progress, and is at present given in Waziristan, he will favourably consider the question of granting it with retrospective effect to officers of the Army serving with troops in Mesopotamia, Palestine, Turkey, and the Black Sea?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Sir A. Williamson)
Acting rank is granted to officers serving in Mesopotamia, Palestine, Turkey, and the Black Sea under the conditions laid down in Army Order 286 of 1919, which Order came into force as from 1st August, 1919. The question whether the same measure of acting rank which is granted to officers serving in Waziristan should be extended to Mesopotamia and the Black Sea is at present receiving consideration.