HC Deb 13 December 1922 vol 159 cc2907-8
8. Mr. SNELL

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he is aware that, during the War, most necessary and valuable service was rendered to the nation by the naval armament sea-going crews engaged in carrying ammunition in the North Sea, the Irish Channel, and the different naval bases; and, in view of the fact that this work was of a specially dangerous nature, will he consider the possibility of some remunerative recog- nition being granted to the crews thus engaged, inasmuch as they were the only Government employés at sea to whom no such recognition has been granted?


The Admiralty, while fully appreciating the good services of the crews referred to, do not feel that there are adequate grounds for granting pecuniary recognition for those services, additional to the special war risk allowance which was paid during the War for service whether at sea or in harbour. I would further refer the hon. Member to my reply of the 8th June, 1921, to the hon. Member for Devonport.

Vice-Admiral Sir R. HALL

Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the crews who were engaged on this work have been granted the War medal?


If they had continuous service of 28 days, they were granted the War medal.